About Us

Meet Our Global Partners

We have a diverse team of partners across 4 continents with a proven track record to support our mission that everyone has a fulfilling and enriching career. Get to know our partners and reach out to us.

Richard Edge, MBA, FCIPD, LLB (Hons)

Founder and Lead Partner
richard@careerships.com

Richard is an internationally acclaimed Careers Coach and HR/OD Specialist.

Having worked on a global scale across multiple sectors, he has helped individuals find fulfilling careers across all cultural, industrial and geographical boundaries, whether they be undergraduates or C-Suite executives, politicians, governmental national leads and at all levels in between.

Richard founded Careerships with a vision of creating accessible, people-focused, world-class career support for those that want to really take action and give themselves the best possible chance of having a fantastic, fulfilling and rewarding career. Richard’s passion is to help people in building their professional relationships and maximising their own potential. He welcomes enquiries from any professionals or undergraduates seeking to take the next step forward in their career!

Gemma Davies

Partner for London
gemma@careerships.com

A Chartered Fellow of CIPD, Gemma has spent nearly 20 years building a career in HR in the NHS. She has experience in a variety of NHS settings as well as in Further Education Colleges and the private sector. Moreover, Gemma is an ACAS trained mediator and a Mental Health First Aider. She is passionate about developing people and has excellent people and project management skills.

Having Welsh Italian roots, she enjoys going ‘home’ to both countries. A proud mother to one son, she enjoys running,reading, family time and exploring new places.

Helga Edge, MBA

Partner for the European Union Region
helga@careerships.com

Helga is an internationally acclaimed Careers Consultant who has specialised in writing CVs, Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, Bios and Interim Profiles. With 30 years knowledge of the jobs market, Helga brings a substantial level of experience and an extensive network to Careerships. 

Having worked with clients worldwide and having been based in Spain for the last decade, Helga has developed a particular specialism for helping those located within the European Union. Helga's expertise spans executive career change and sector change across international boundaries.

A proud wife and mum to 3 children, Helga enjoys helping people to take a flexible approach to securing not just a job, but also a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Jessica Dirks

Partner for the USA
jessica@careerships.com

Jess is our Los Angeles based Communication and Branding expert. Holding a Master of Science from Syracuse University in Communication Studies with a focus in Advertising, she has vast experience in multiple sectors in both Operations and Branding as well as having her own successful brand strategy business.

Jess is a passionate advocate of realising one’s purpose, helping others understand their long-term ambitions, and enabling them to develop fulfilling lives and careers.

A positive and passionate enabler of people fulfilling their potential, Jess is one of our two USA Partners!

Julian Sng

Partner for Singapore
julian@careerships.com

Julian was born in Singapore but spent his formative years in Shanghai, China where he attended an international school. He returned to Singapore where he did his National Service in the Singapore Army before attending university in Sydney, Australia. Thereafter, he returned to Shanghai to start his professional career.

An experienced marketing professional, Julian has worked in various marketing functions across industries such as Hospitality, Aviation, Energy, Advertising, Events, and Childcare. He has worked in Singapore, China, and Australia, working in Global Fortune 500 companies, agencies, and start-ups as well as operating as a freelancer.

Julian is passionate about people development and coaching. He has undertaken several coaching roles in his past organisations. He also provides pro-bono consulting for aspiring marketers and marketers looking to test ideas. He has a BSc in Psychology and Philosophy and is a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner.

In his free time, Julian enjoys playing various sports, travelling, photography, and spending time with his wife, 2 kids and Shiba Inu. He also owns a bar and can be found there on most Fridays!

Kullie Bangar

Partner for the Midlands and the North of England
kullie@careerships.com

Kullie is the Careerships Partner for the Midlands and the North in the UK and has a particular passion for people and data! A self-described perfectionist, Kullie knows how to maintain a positive outlook when juggling a wide variety of organisational priorities and balancing work requirements with a busy personal life. Ambition, drive and an extremely credible track record have resulted in her being a go-to specialist within her field.

Born and bred in Luton before transitioning to the Midlands, she has a vast network of like-minded professionals that she engages with regularly. Kullie possesses a BA(hons) in Business Studies with a specialism in Marketing and holds a post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management.

Kullie is also a loving mummy to a beautiful boy, a keen gym fanatic, and love to socialise and meet new people.

Nicki Smith

Partner for the UK Healthcare Sector
nicki@careerships.com

Having worked in Healthcare for the whole of her career, starting as a nurse and branching into senior leadership roles locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; specialising in crisis management and resilience, Nicki has represented the NHS on national and international stages and is a huge supporter of the NHS in all its complexity!

Having been a lead figure in ensuring the health systems in London were ready for the 2012 Olympics and those in Qatar were ready for the 2022 World Cup, Nicki has got everything covered. There is no area of emergency resilience she has not specialised in!

Nicki also has substantial experience in mentoring and developing colleagues’ skills and experience, working closely to build confidence and encourage potential, and understanding the barriers to personal development and the skills to support and overcome them.

Rachel Innes

Partner for Qatar
rachel@careerships.com

Rachel is the Careerships partner for Qatar. She was born in South Africa but she has spent most of her life in Qatar and currently represents the Qatar National Rugby Team!

Embarking on a successful career transition herself a few years ago, Rachel now holds a Master’s Degree in Global Public Health and Nutrition with keen interests in Government Public Policy and Nutrition.

With a rich working experience; ranging from a gymnastics coach, to a real estate agent, to starting her own health food company to currently being a public health consultant, Rachel has a great understanding of many different industries and their challenges. Moreover, she is passionate about leading a healthy and active lifestyle. Encouraging others to do the same, Rachel believes strongly that maintaining a balance between work and personal life is the key to reaching one’s upmost potential.

Alongside her Rugby role, Rachel is also a Crossfit Gymnastics Coach and a keen socialiser who in her free time loves to travel, try new sports and meet new people.

Sam Saleh

Partner for the USA
sam@careerships.com

Sam started his career in the Hospitality industry as a business project director before moving to healthcare and working in various roles ranging from project management to quality and compliance. He was recognised for his work with the Qatari Ministry of Health which resulted in being granted the Platinum Tier International Accreditation by Accreditation Canada. Sam also successfully directed numerous healthcare projects to establish quality, compliance and regulatory infrastructure for large organisations such as DaVita, Medtronic, and Beckman Coulter.

With a wide-range experience in the healthcare industry domestically and internationally, Sam brings a unique set of skills to the partnership team at Careerships. He strongly believes that hard work, transparency and integrity are key factors to success and to providing unmatched services to all of those he interacts with.

Based in Texas, Sam is one of two partners that covers the USA!

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