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Mr Andrew Wright
Andrew Wright, Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability)

Mr Andrew Wright

  • Professional services staff

Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability)

Employer Lead for North America. AGCAS Employer Engagement Task Group (Co-Chair). AGCAS Professional Standards Committee. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Research & Policy Steering Group. Institute of Student Employers (ISE) Universities Steering Group.

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Andrew is currently seconded to the position of Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability) from his substantive role as Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning).

As Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability), Andrew has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational running of King's Careers & Employability, its institutional and international reputation, and its relationship with all stakeholders, including students, employers, alumni and donors, academic and professional services staff, and senior management.

He ensures the department delivers upon the recently approved strategic objectives, aligned to Strategy 2026 as well as contributing to the success of wider institutional objectives within the space of student success and as the lead advocate for employability within the institution.

Andrew sits on a number of King's committees, including the College London Committee, International Management Team and Volunteering Steering Group and is a member of the Education & Students Leadership Team.

At a national level, Andrew is Co-Chair of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Employer Engagement Task Group, delivers national training to the profession as a qualified AGCAS trainer and is a member of the AGCAS Professional Standards Committee and reviewer for the AGCAS Membership Quality Standard supporting careers leaders across the country in developing their strategy, provision, quality assurance and impact. He is convenor & inaugural chair of the Russell Group Employer Engagement Heads Forum and sits on the ISE's Universities Steering Group and Research & Policy Steering Group.

He has extensive knowledge of key international markets including China and Europe, with a specialist interest in careers and entry-level recruitment in North America, where he has worked in numerous cities including New York City and Washington D.C. Alongside working with employers, he regularly delivers student workshops for students from China, India, the United States and Europe.

Andrew is a graduate of The London School of Economics and Political Science and also holds a PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education from the University of London.

As substantive Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning)

As Associate Director (Employer Engagement & Work-based Learning), Andrew leads the strategic planning, development and oversight of King's entire Employer Engagement function including oversight of all employer relations and business development, events and internships in the UK and internationally, together with growing areas of experiential learning and industry placements.

He provides leadership to the following teams:

  • Employer Relations & Development
  • Events & Experiential Learning
  • King's Internships
  • Global Placements

Additionally, he sponsors the pan-London Russell Group Spotlight on Inclusion event series with LSE, UCL, Imperial and QMUL, oversees the King's Parliamentary Research Internships programming and supports internal stakeholders to deliver world-class partnerships with external partners developing King's strategy and associated infrastructure for relations.

Working with a variety of organisations, industry bodies and stakeholders he ensures our partners are kept abreast of news and developments and that King's remains a top target for employers around the world.