Julie Young

 - Expert Advisor: Careers & Pathways -  

Somerset

After training and practising as a professional jazz musician I then followed family footsteps into teaching music, including FE and Degree Level students, teaching locally for over 20 years, as well as running a music shop for much of that time too!

For the last 12 years I have been the Director of the South Somerset 14-19 Partnership and more recently the Post 16 Advisor / Advisor for Careers & Pathways at Somerset Council. I am especially passionate about championing support for our most vulnerable young people to make the best post-16 / life choices and this has led me to the setting up of SomersetWorks and the continued development of Somerset Supported Employment opportunities.

I’m really excited that we now have our very own Somerset Careers Hub and am really looking forward to working more closely with the Careers Hub team to support our education colleagues, Somerset employers and families – making sure our young people have the best support, guidance and access to amazing opportunities.

In my spare time I LOVE walking with my 3 dogs.