David’s background is in Human Resources Management and he has many years of experience across the electricity supply industry, automotive manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Nottingham Trent University he was joint owner and partner in a successful recruitment business specialising in the engineering and technology sectors.
He joined Nottingham Trent University as HR Business Partner for the College of Art, Design and the Built Environment and then took a similar role supporting the Universities professional services. For the last six years David has been leading NTU’s employability agenda. At NTU, Employability is a centralised service supporting some 28,000 students across 4 campuses; David manages a large team delivering a broad range of career development interventions and career guidance, thousands of work experiences, and entrepreneurship skills to enable students to successfully enter the graduate employment market, start their own business or transition into further study.
David is a qualified business and career coach and has recently completed a master’s degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School. His research interests centre on how self-efficacy shapes ambition, enhances resilience and is integral to sustained behavioural change.
Director of Employability & Enterprise
Nottingham Trent University