Operations Coordinator Workforce Development
My career began with the Coal Board as a mining crafts apprentice in 1979 while at college, working alongside in various mining areas. I settled in the underground locomotive and maintenance department before moving which led to me running my own department at the age of 22.
Having left mining in 1995, I undertook employment into engineering with Dormer Tools Sheffield Ltd. I worked in heat treatment and machining, training as a CNC operator before moving to the laboratory as a QA Technician. I soon transferred to the steel warehouse, managing the area for six years. It was at this time I went into training, studying lean manufacturing, contractual law and Health and Safety with the AEEU trade Union prior to becoming the site’s lean trainer.
I moved to full time training in 2007, working nationally with various private training providers. Prior to coming to North Lindsey, I managed Gateshead College’s National Team delivering Pre-employment, commercial and apprenticeships within the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors.
In 2017 I joined North Lindsey College to manage Workforce Development, delivering commercial training courses alongside work-based learning using SSW and AEB funding.
I have a passion for training within industry and believe you never stop learning throughout your life.