Meet our Careers and Higher Education team

Our Careers and Higher Education team provides personalised support from when you apply until 3 years after you graduate. With a strong focus on experiential learning, our provision works to develop the whole person. You can access this support through 1-2-1 meetings, online resources, professional workshops as well as specialist events including our annual Higher Education Fair.

In addition, our Careers and Higher Education team are highly-skilled in helping you navigate the higher education applications process across the globe. This gives you access to a wide range of top-quality universities. They also provide expertise on a range of career development opportunities including gap year planning, apprenticeships and internships.

International College ISI inspection report on careers provision

Helen Forey, Careers and Higher Education Adviser


Helen studied modern languages at the Universities of Cardiff, spending time in Passau and Reims during her studies. As well as professional membership at the Institute of Linguists.

Professional experience

Following university study, Helen spent time in France teaching and working on curriculum development for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. After that, she worked in dream roles at Decca Records, EMI Classics and a media agency. Combining her love of classical music, languages, photography and design. In these roles, she managed a team on DVD production for international opera houses. However, the demise of the CD, Helen’s growing interest in education and supporting young people’s entry in to work, led a professional career change. After completing her Postgraduate Diploma in Career Development and Coaching Studies at the University of Warwick, she began working as a careers professional.

Helen has been our Careers and Higher Education Adviser since 2015. As well as supporting students in all aspects of the university applications process and careers search. She loves helping students navigate the changing world of work and developing lifelong career learning skills. Similarly, she has a particular professional interest in international education and social justice. Helen is a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI) which is the professional body for careers and higher education specialists.


In her free time, Helen is the chair of governors at a local primary school, plays the tenor horn with a traditional brass band and spends Sunday mornings on a wet touchline cheering on her goalkeeping son.

Helen Forey
Helen Forey,
CDI accredited adviser

If you have any questions for our Careers and Higher Education team, please get in touch.

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