Meet the team

Mary Stokoe

Name: Mary Stokoe

Work History: I have worked at Derwentside College for over ten years in various student support roles, before that I worked for a service which offered information, advice and guidance on a range of issues from careers to homelessness. 

After taking qualifications to specialise in Careers Advice and Guidance I joined the Careers Department at the college.

Motivation: I love working with people and helping them to plan for their futures—sometimes helping them to achieve things that they never thought they could.

Ambition: To continue to help learners work towards achieving their ambitions and prepare themselves for a career that they enjoy.



Claire Young

Name: Claire Young

Work History: I joined Derwentside College in January 2015, prior that I worked for Sunderland College for 6 years as a Guidance Officer offering information, advice and guidance on college courses and career pathways. 

Motivation: I enjoy exploring career options and options for learning with people. 

Ambition: To continue to help people get started, or progress, on their chosen career pathway.