Miss Ellen Parkes

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  • Position:Business Development Manager
  • Department:Research, Business and Innovation (RBI)
  • Telephone:+4411732 83671

About me

I am a member of the University's Research and Business Enterprise Service Team and my primary role is to build relationships with businesses and public sector organisations to understand their skills needs and provide appropriate training solutions for them. This includes highlighting the benefits of degree apprenticeships and professional development opportunities at UWE Bristol and successfully supporting clients to implement skills initiatives such as professional qualifications, short courses, bespoke training programmes and apprenticeships. I also work closely with colleagues across other teams to support the business engagement for their opportunities, including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), Grants 4 Growth and Scale Up 4 Growth. 

I started at UWE Bristol in November 2017, before this I briefly worked in a similar role at Cardiff University and undertook some freelance employability work at the University of Bath. I have spent 9 years working as an HE Careers Consultant and Trainer at the University of Bristol, as well as 7 years in International Student Recruitment.

I have a BA Hons in French, Spanish and European Politics from Northumbria University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance from the University of Warwick. 

Area of expertise

  • Professional development
  • Degree apprenticeships​
  • Training and development
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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