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Meet the Team

About Complete Careers

We passionately believe in empowering people to make successful transitions.

We aim to ensure that all learners have the skills, knowledge, attitudes and aspirations to develop a good understanding of themselves, the full range of opportunities available to them, and the capacity to achieve their ambitions and manage the challenges of employment in the 21st Century.

Complete-Careers LLP is how we make that happen.


The partners – Janet, John, Mark and Ron have over half a century of experience in career development between them and have been working together since 2000.

Janet, John, Mark and Ron have developed:

Innovative careers programmes for UK schools and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Challenging and innovative resources such as Break the Mould and the Bonkers Book of Jobs
Accredited training programmes for careers advisers and teachers and other staff

A career community network with an annual conference, quarterly meetings and regular news updates.

Quality awards for careers education, work experience and alternative provision.

In 2015 Janet, John, Mark and Ron formed Complete-Careers LLP to give them the opportunity to take their ideas further. This has seen them:

  • Transform Career Mark into a Licensed Awarding Body for the national Quality in Careers Standard
  • Become a preferred supplier of training for the Career Development Institute
  • Further develop local, regional and national networks with a range of partners to support best practice careers delivery
  • Pioneering careers education based around digital literacy and social media
  • Pilot Career Mark for primary school
  • Become the largest supplier of guidance services in Lincolnshire
  • Working internationally with schools in Europe and Asia

John Ambrose

John is an experienced careers guidance practitioner and holds a master’s qualification in careers guidance. John is committed to supporting learning providers to improve their careers provision, empowering indviduals to reach their potential and supporting organisations to achieve economic growth.

Janet Hutchinson

Janet is a qualified secondary teacher and holds an MA in Career Education, Development and Guidance. She has worked in education for over 30 years, the last 14 supporting career-related learning and guidance. Janet also holds a Level 5 coaching and mentoring qualification.

Mark Wilkinson

Mark is a level 7 qualified careers professional with over 20 years’ experience in delivering careers education and guidance to young people, careers training to staff and developing careers programmes in schools. A course leader for programmes in careers education, Mark is a former council member of the Association of Careers Education and Guidance.

Ron James

Ron is a qualified teacher and professionally qualified careers adviser with over 15 years’ experience in education and careers. He has been extensively involved with the development of the Career Mark award over a number of years.  He is currently specialising in distance and telephone guiadance. 

Julie Reynolds

Julie is a Level 6 qualified careers adviser who has been working with young people for 30 years.  She has worked as a manager of the careers service in Leicester and Lincolnshire and now works as an independent adviser.  Julie has a Level 5 qualification in coaching and mentoring and is an A1 qualified assessor.

Lucy Ambrose

Lucy is the Admin, Finance and Relations Manager at Complete-Careers.  She has vast experience in retail and customer services and takes pride in her work.  

Sarah Dempsey

Sarah is a L6 qualified Careers Adviser. Since qualifying in 2002, Sarah has gained a wealth of experience working within a wide range of secondary schools across Lincolnshire. Sarah also has previous experience in working with young people who have learning difficulties within a Specialist FE environment.

Sarah also holds the Diploma in Careers Education and A1 Assessors Award.

Gary Longden 

Having worked as a careers adviser all his working life, Gary has at different times specialised in supporting more able students and students with special educational needs.   Gary has always been interested in careers education and has a particular interest now in the importance of careers education in a 21st Century global economy.