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4YP offer impartial, careers information and guidance, intensive support and mentoring, youth work and training services.

4YP offer a professional specialist resource available to schools, local authorities, further education institutions, companies and individuals.

4YP is committed to providing quality services and is passionate about supporting young people to make successful transitions into adulthood.

Dee Thomas - Director Dee
A Director of 4YPUK since its creation in 2011 and more recently 4YP Training Services, Dee has a wealth of experience in Business/Project Management,  Careers Personal Guidance, the development of Careers Related Learning programmes in schools, and strategic Project Management of Youth related Programmes. A Qualified Level6 Careers Practitioner, Assessor and IQA. Dee also completed a number of post graduate qualifications including the Diploma in Connexions which focussed on intensive techniques and tools for working with young people with complex needs.
Prior to 2011, Dee managed an Integrated Youth Support team of Personal Advisers, Youth Workers and Volunteers delivering a range of services to young people through Upper, Middle and Specialist Schools and Community drop-ins, plus a vibrant Youth Centre. Dee has worked closely with local Town Councils and a wide range of locality partners, setting up and chairing the local Integrated Youth Forum, which developed a local Children’s and Young Peoples Plan. Dee also worked closely with both Vandyke Upper School and Gilbert Inglefield Middle School in their achievement to be the first schools in County to hold the Investors in Careers Award.

Prior to 2002, Dee worked for a number of blue chip organisations such as BT, Prudential and The Open University, in business development and management roles, focussing on sales, training and marketing activities.

Gill Boydell - Director GillBoydell
As Director of 4yp for the last 8 years Gill is responsible for HR, Quality Assurance and tender applications.  Gill has a wealth of experience working as an Education Personal Adviser providing one-2-one careers advice, group work and intensive work with students in school, and as a Community Adviser setting up projects for young people and working closely with vulnerable youngsters, their parents and partners in the community.

In addition to her Careers Advice and Careers Education qualifications Gill has qualifications in supporting young people, Counselling, NLP and Youth Coaching.

Jo Ojulah - Business Development Manager JoOjulah
Jo joined 4YP with extensive experience in many aspects of education from behaviour management, teaching, intervention specialist, SEND, practitioner to Career Leader. Jo has a successful track record of not only evidencing school careers provision against the Gatsby Benchmark, but in developing employer engagement, and career programmes to enhance provision and meet identified gaps. Prior to working in education, Jo enjoyed a successful career in business in a variety of Sales and Business Development roles and brings this breadth of experience to her Business Development role within 4YP. Jo also holds the Level4 In Careers Information and Advice and is working towards her Level6 in Careers Guidance.

Rose Birmingham - IAG Manager

RoseBIRMINGHAMQualified to Level 6 in Career Guidance and Development, Rose has a holistic approach to careers advice and guidance and helps young people explore their situation, look for opportunities, and plan for their future, with experience working in schools and in the community. 

Rose is a qualified assessor and is able to deliver and assess career qualifications up to Level 6.

Prior to joining 4YP, Rose worked in a College of Further Education within Student Services where she offered young people information, advice and guidance on a wide range of concerns including health concerns, financial anxieties, relationship problems, learning difficulties, career advice and also situations of crisis such as homelessness, and welfare issues.  Rose also has experience working with parents and special educational needs and has qualifications in teaching and counselling.

4YP Advisors

Julie Ganeson - Senior Careers Adviser

JulieGaneson1A qualified Personal Adviser, with an NVQ L6 in Advice and Guidance, Julie has worked extensively in universal careers guidance. However, her specialism is working as an Intensive Personal Adviser supporting young people presenting as vulnerable, at risk and/or in crisis.  Prior to joining Connexions, Julie came from the Mental Health Nursing profession. She has also taught Health and Social Care in college and holds a First Class Honours Degree in Sociology. She has incorporated this knowledge, experience and an ongoing interest in the emotional wellbeing of young people into her work - using a range of strategies such as solution focused and motivational interviewing. As well as holding the Connexions Diploma and working on the Mental Health Breakout Project, Julie has pioneered several successful and innovative approaches. She co-led on the successful community Nutz project, working with vulnerable 16 -19 year old males and also piloted an alternative approach to working with Year 10 students at risk of dis-engagement. She went on to initiate and lead on the now established Group Mentoring Project. Julie has also run community drop-ins, offering information, advice, guidance and support to young people presenting with anything from homelessness to unemployment and requiring help with a job application.

4YP Youth Services

Wendy Millgate - Project Manager Youth WorkWendyMillgate

Wendy has many years experience of working with young people in Youth Work and school settings and currently manages all our Youth Work projects and provision. She is also very successful at designing, securing funding, setting up and running projects that young people ask for.



Ashleigh Serevena - Lead Youth Worker

JNC Qualified Youth worker with a Masters in Youth and Community work and a degree in Psychology, Ashleigh has 10 years experience working with young people aged 5-19 years in various settings. Ashleigh has worked for 4YP on a variety of contracts delivering targeted youth work, school group work projects, 1:1 intensive support and open access youth provision. Ashleigh has also previously worked as a Young Carers Support Worker specifically supporting young people whose parents have a mental health condition, working closely with both young people and their families Ashleighas well as working alongside adult services. 

Please contact Wendy on 07780 448599

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