Andrea Armstead 
Andrea ArmsteadAndrea Armstead
Work Based Learning Administrator

Department: Learning and Teaching
Room No: O0.12
Telephone No: +44(0)29 2020 5671
Email Address: aarmstead@cardiffmet.ac.uk

After fourteen years working in the mobile telecommunications industry, Andrea took a career break to raise her two children before securing part time administrative work with a business management consultancy in 2006.  Unfortunately, redundancy followed and in search of something new she joined the Cardiff School of Management in 2008, initially on a temporary contract as an administrator for the new and ambitious work placement programme, headed up by David Lloyd.

In September 2008, Andrea was successful in her application to become the permanent Work-Based Learning Administrator, and now provides administrative support for the work placement programme for all Level 2 undergraduates in the Cardiff School of Management.

The programme is a new venture for the CSM, so Andrea has had a ‘carte blanche’ opportunity to develop databases and systems to keep a record of all communications with students and their placement providers.  Her work is varied and interesting, involving contact with students, the academic and support teams within CSM, as well as external placement providers.