What is your current role and what does it involve?
I’m the training and development manager with responsibility for a team of apprenticeship assessors. My team goes into the workplace to coordinate the work and ensure the competency of our apprentices. I’m helping to develop more apprenticeships and I increasingly work with external corporate providers.
Why did you choose to do the job you do now?
I’m passionate about working with apprenticeships and wanted to work with a large employer.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy celebrating the achievements of the young people as they complete their apprenticeships and begin their careers. Bringing new people in and giving them the skills to work in the hospitals is very rewarding.
What training have you had and how has your career progressed?
I have a degree in business and management and have been an assessor myself. I worked with the Skills Funding Agency and have always been in education and delivering apprenticeships.
What motivates you most about working at Leicester’s Hospitals?
Being part of a vibrant dynamic team which is constantly reacting to changes and providing a good quality service to the staff is a great motivation.
What are the best things about Leicestershire and the surrounding area?
I love visiting Market Harborough with friends and family for the variety of independent shops, cafes, the river and the market town atmosphere. I don’t live in Leicestershire and I’m grateful that it is very accessible by train. Being part of a city is quite exciting.
What would you say to people thinking about joining Leicester’s Hospitals?
There’s never a dull moment. We work in a constantly changing world and no two days are ever the same.