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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

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Introducing our new Enterprise Advisor

Chris Garner is our new Careers Enterprise Advisor.

'Chris has recently taken up the post of our Enterprise Advisor, he works at Openreach which is part of BT in the telecommunications sector. He is currently a Senior Programme Director delivering technology and business change to the organisation and has worked for BT for 20 years.

Chris went straight into the Army from school, he then joined BT as an engineer climbing telegraph poles and going down holes in the ground. Over the next 15 years was promoted several times through the organisation to become a senior manager, this also included along the way completing his Master's in Business Administration as a mature student in his 30s.

Chris's self-determination to achieve without taking the formal route of university direct from school has demonstrated that with the right approach, determination and passion to succeed in life - you can achieve anything! He's keen to share his experiences of building a career, the roles in which you can take and what's needed to get on the ladder of the career of your choice.'

Chris will be working with students as part of our Drop Down Days Careers provision as well as having Cross Curricular links with the Business, Computing, Music, Mathematics, Science and Design Technology departments. We look forward to developing this new partnership and the opportunities for our students.