Frances Trought, Deputy Vice Principal Talent Development

Frances is responsible for developing practical employability workshops and opportunities for students to explore their careers. Frances is the author of Brilliant Employability Skills and has worked in the Higher Education sector for the past 14 years. Frances is passionate about employability and continually seeks opportunities for students to network with professionals and attend events organised by professional bodies.

Following her studies of Business at Undergraduate and the completion of her MBA Frances worked in the investment banking sector for Citigroup and JP Morgan. Her roles ranged from Foreign exchange to UK Data Centre Compliance Manager. Frances combines her experience of the business world in her academic delivery to provide current and thought provoking lectures in both strategy and marketing modules. Frances is currently researching for her Doctorate in Business Administration, where she has focused on the development of global employability skills.

In her spare time Frances is a volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser with Team London and enjoys writing and is currently working on the second edition of Brilliant Employability Skills.

Publications

  • Trought, F (2011) Brilliant Employability Skills, Pearson, Harlow Essex
  • Trought, F (2007) International Growth for SMEs: The World is Your Oyster cited in Jolly, A (2007) Institute of Directors The Growing Business Handbook, Kogan Page, London p301 -308
  • Trought, F et al (2011) International Growth for SMEs: Where There is A Will, Could There be A Way cited in Jolly, A Institute of Directors The Growing Business Handbook, Kogan Page, London
  • Trought, F (2014) International Growth for SMEs: A Problem Shared is A Problem Halved cited in Jolly, A Institute of Directors The Growing Business Handbook, Kogan Page, London