Careers Service

Staff Profile

Lesley Wilson

Student Employment and Placements Manager



Lesley is the Student Employment and Placements Manager within the Careers Service's Business Engagement Team.  The role manages both the Student Employment on Campus and Placements Teams.  The Student Employment on Campus team deliver Newcastle Work Experience placements and JobsOC while the Placements team manage the University's 9-12 month placement offer.  Lesley joined the Careers Service in July 2008 as the Placement Officer for the Newcastle Work Experience Scheme and has since also been Placement Team Manager, managing the 7 strong team from 2012 to 2016. Lesley previously worked in commercial recruitment, specialising in finance roles, across the North East for a leading consultancy.

Roles and Responsibilities

Lesley's primary responsibility is for the strategic development of Student Employment on Campus and the operational development of the University's 9-12 month placements offer.  She is keen to speak to staff in relation to both areas and can support with any queries around recruiting students on campus or students with queries around 9-12 month placements.  As the main employer liaison for placements, she can speak to businesses both in the UK and internationally if they're interested in setting up 9-12 month placements and the support on offer from the Careers Service.

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BA (Hons) Modern Languages (French & Spanish), Newcastle University