Meet The Author: David Andrews
David Andrews OBE is a leading expert on career education and guidance. He leads courses for careers leaders, provides consultancy to national bodies, local authorities, schools and careers companies and has spoken at numerous conferences.
David Andrews is a consultant specialising in career education and guidance. After an initial eleven years teaching in secondary schools, including five years as head of careers, he has spent the past 36 years, in various roles, supporting careers work in schools and colleges through leading training courses, providing advice on policy and practice, writing guidance materials and undertaking research. He has worked as an advisory teacher in Cambridgeshire Careers Service, an adviser and inspector with Hertfordshire County Council and, latterly, as an independent consultant.
In the past David has been an affiliated lecturer at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Education, an adviser on careers education to the DfEE/DfES and a policy adviser to the Career Development Institute (CDI). He is a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC) and a Visiting Fellow at the International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS), University of Derby. Most of his work has been in the UK but he has also worked on projects in East Africa, Kosovo, Pakistan, the Gulf states, Norway and Iceland.
In 2003 David was awarded an OBE for services to careers education and in 2018 the CDI recognised his work with The Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award.