Our Advisers

Rebecca Towner - Assistant Head of TrustCareers

I am a fully qualified Careers Adviser and am currently Assistant Head of Trust Careers. I have enjoyed working with young people for over twenty years either as a Practitioner or managing advisers.

I have always found it rewarding to be able to help young people whether it is as a Practitioner or on a more strategic level. In my current role I am developing services to schools as well as looking at ways we can improve our knowledge to ensure our schools continue to deliver or exceed the current careers legislation.

I have also been a member of the CDI formally  ICG where I was made a fellow and I currently sit on the Career Development Institute council as the young person’s representative.   

Amanda Byard - TrustCareers Adviser and Higher Education Lead

I am a fully qualified Careers Adviser and Higher Education Lead. I have enjoyed working with young people for over thirty years.

I will never forget the adults who made a difference to my life, when I was younger. In turn, I have always found it rewarding to be able to help people remove possible and real obstacles - in order to progress and achieve their potential, in life. I try my best to give young people information, advice and help so that they can make the best choices for them, as individuals.

I like hearing young people’s thoughts and opinions: they are refreshing and keep me “thinking outside of my middle aged box”! After all, today’s younger generation are the future.

Outside of work, my interests include Gym, Yoga and Walking: local, high level and long distance. I also enjoy relaxing at home and watching a good film after a tasty meal!

Julie Davies - TrustCareers Adviser and CEG Projects Lead

I have worked as a qualified careers adviser for about 15 years.  I previously worked as a Chartered Surveyor for government agency for many years which was a very different role.  However, after having my own family I became involved in lots of volunteer work with young people through my local primary and secondary schools and also at the local swimming club.  I enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of young people but I also became more aware of the challenges they face as they move into their teenage years and the difficulties they often find in making decisions about their future.  I took the decision to retrain as a careers adviser so that I could work directly with young people supporting them through their transition to adulthood.  Supporting and enabling young people to make their own decisions about their future with confidence is tremendously satisfying. 

My role as a Careers Adviser includes individual guidance interviews in schools where I explore education, training and career choices with pupils.  I also deliver careers education lessons covering a range of topics from post 16 choices to higher education and apprenticeships.  As “Careers Education Projects Lead” I also help to organise and chair our Careers and Higher Education Network  to keep schools and partners up to date with careers news.

Rosy Taylor - TrustCareers Adviser

I have been proudly working for Medway Youth Trust since March 2009.

Having spent the professional placement year of my Sociology Degree working as a teaching assistant in a Pupil Referral Unit, I knew I wanted a career where I could help young people. After graduating, I found myself doing administrative work but I never gave up on my long term goal. After being made redundant from a manufacturing company, I started as a Trainee at MYT and have since completed three qualifications related to Career Guidance and Youth Work. 

My role as a ‘Careers Adviser’ has often involved much more than offering impartial information, advice and guidance to young people. I love to motivate, inspire and ‘go the extra mile’ for the young people I work with and their families to ensure positive outcomes. 

Outside of work I love to spend time with friends and family, and with the wonderfully unique family I have that means there is never a dull moment!