Robert Gilworth
  • Lockside University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom


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Bob has been in leadership roles in Higher Education Careers and Employability for around 25 years. Most recently, he was the Director of the Careers Group, University of London. Prior to that, he was Director of the Careers Centre at the University of Leeds for around 13 years and before that, Head of the Careers Service at the University of Huddersfield. He is now back at Huddersfield in an academic role, teaching on the MA in Careers Guidance and Development and engaging in research and consultancy in the field.

Bob is the immediate past President of AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory services), a Fellow of NICEC (National Institute for Career Education and Counselling) and sits on the Research and Policy Group of the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).

In 2012, Bob and his team at the University of Leeds devised and implemented Careers Registration, the system of collecting data on students’ career readiness, work experience and aspirations. Careers Registration has since been adopted by over 80 universities in the UK and adopted by institutions in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Portugal. He is regularly consulted by institutions in relation to Careers and Employability strategy and has published work in this area.


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