Mark Breadner

Director of Infrastructure and Business Technology, has worked for NCG since 2010, after leaving the Army.

“After working for the Army for over 20 years NCG helped me with the transition from Army to civilian life. Starting at NCG as Group Information Security Officer, I was given plenty of opportunity to grow my skills and knowledge by attending various courses.

I was promoted into my current role when my manager moved on from NCG. I applied and following a successful interview I was appointed to the post of Director of Infrastructure and Business Technology. I currently manage 26 colleagues.

I have recently completed my first year of the Leadership Academy as well as the Information Security Systems Management Professional Course.

I enjoy the diversity of the role. Two days are never the same!”

Magdalina Bhebe

Programme Area Leader for Functional Skills, has worked for West Lancashire College since 2009.

“In 2009, after graduating with an MA in Atlantic History from the University of Liverpool, I started at the college as a Key Skills Trainer working with learners on improving their maths and english qualifications.

In 2010, I progressed to the role of Functional Skills Lecturer focusing on teaching mathematics. I then successfully gained a promotion to the role of Programme Area Leader for Functional Skills, managing a team of 12 colleagues. I also teach A Level History at the college.

West Lancashire College is a friendly and supportive place to work with good opportunities to progress.”

Kayleigh Steele

Lecturer in Childcare, has worked for Newcastle College since 2007.

“While working at Newcastle College I have always felt supported and given the opportunity to develop my career. Three times a year we have Professional Development Days. During these days I can attend a range of different training sessions.

I get the opportunity to help people achieve their career goals and that gives me great job satisfaction.”

Laitita Simms

Team Leader, has worked for Intraining since 2011. With a career history working in the Youth and Community sector, Laitita was transferred to Intraining in 2011 as Employment Advisor.

“When I started with Intraining as Employment Advisor my line manager supported me through mentoring and coaching. There was a real effort to transfer knowledge and skills to me, which helped to support progression in my career.

When the Team Leader role was advertised I decided to apply. I felt confident with my career history and the support I had been receiving from my manager that I met all the criteria. After being interviewed I was offered the position. I was really pleased.

I really enjoy working at Intraining, my colleagues are friendly and management are very supportive of me in my role. The best aspect of my job is the positive outcome of the work that I am doing and seeing this effect on people's lives”

Ashleigh Bell

Lecturer in Geography, has worked for Newcastle Sixth Form College since 2012. Before becoming a full time employee Ashleigh completed her PGCE placement at Newcastle Sixth Form College.

“Having completed my PGCE placement in Geography at Newcastle Sixth Form College in 2012 I applied for a Lecturer of Geography position which I successfully secured.

Newcastle Sixth Form College is a really inspiring and innovative place to work and since the beginning of my career I have attended extensive training sessions in teaching both A Levels and the International Baccalaureate and feel I am continuously developing as a teacher.

I'm currently completing my NQT with the support of my Head of Department and the Principal. I feel I have a very strong support network where good teaching practice and new ideas are shared across the Sixth Form College. It's a pleasure to work with passionate colleagues and teach such driven and determined students in our fantastic building.”

Julie Lewis

Executive PA, has worked for over 21 years at Rathbone for a number of Chief Executives/Managing Directors.

“I really enjoy the variety my job brings and no two days are the same, every day is different.

I have a great team who support the Senior Management Team.

I am undertaking a course at my local Pitman Training Centre to brush up on my Excel and PowerPoint skills, which I am really enjoying.”

Laura Yates

HR adviser, has worked for Kidderminster College since 2011.

“Since joining in 2011, I have gained a wealth of experience and have developed both professionally and personally. Within 4 years I have been fortunate enough to take advantage of several progressive opportunities and now enjoy the challenge of looking after the HR function at Kidderminster College!

I joined the college with a First Class BA (hons) Degree in Human Resource Management and have continued to be supported to study and gain further post graduate qualifications in HRM. I have attended many training events internally and externally and received an award in 2012 for an 'exceptional contribution' by a support staff member in recognition for my efforts.

My role as HR Advisor is busy, challenging and dynamic. I am extremely lucky to work with wonderful team's cross-college and to belong, to a friendly and supportive organisation. There is a welcoming community feeling at Kidderminster and it is a pleasure to work with staff that are committed and passionate about the support they give to others in providing our learners with the very best.”


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