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Work experience

Apr 2000Jan 2015

Learning and Development Trainer

OSB Training LTD

Learning and Development Trainer/Consultant

As an award winning trainer I design and deliver courses for varied clients and have negotiated contracts and tenders for public and corporate training. Particularly partnership projects with Tower Hamlets, Credit Suisse and Pitman Training. Working with employers and delivering TNA through a complete cycle, I have experience working in recruitment, HR and in other sectors. A creative consultant, designing and critiquing training for a diverse range of clients with an aim to win work or influence people.With a dynamic approach to training I enjoy discovering core requirements and offering training solutions with impact. With a background of production and directing in film and theatre, I am lively, adaptable direct and understand the importance that connecting with learners has on business.

Working on a number of client contracts through the whole training cycle, implementing, designing and delivering training packages: Presentation Skills, Assertiveness, Personal Branding and Influencing Skills amongst others. Clients have included include Ryder Levitt Bucknall, Laing O’Rourke, Cundall, The Walt Disney Company, Bank of New York Melon. Most recently designed and delivered Virtual Team Management Bite size training for AMEX: Time Management for IG Group including design of a time monitoring programme. I have just trialed a core development programme covering, culture, service and selling for all Compass Group staff which is now being rolled out across the group. Currently working with National Instruments traning staff in Presentation, Body Language and Voice Skills.

Oct 2003Oct 2010

Senior Consultant /Project Manager/Trainer/Mentor

Skillsmatch – Tower Hamlets

Two National Training Awards – One Institute if IT Training Awards – One London & South East Recruitment Awards

This initiative involved groups of up to 24 young adults sourced from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets seeking employment opportunity. The project further developed into Restart a programme aimed at adults keen to rejoin the job market. The projects were diverse and comprised a wide spectrum of society. Training programs ran from one week to four weeks followed by placement within major London companies, between six and ten weeks. All training material was planned, sourced and written by myself: IT, soft and office skills. The projects have a 100% success rate in training and placement with an 83% success rate in retained employment after placement. This lead to being awarded a National Training Award and Learning Centre of The Year Award by the Institute of IT Trainers.The project was expanded to include the NEET group and companies involved included Credit Suisse, Williams Lea, Mite, Canary Wharf Group, NHS Trusts: UCLH, Barts, and Hammersmith Hospital.

Jan 1998Sep 2003

Senior Consultant

Love & Tate plc

Having managed the Pitman Training franchises for Love and Tate worked as a Senior Consultant liaising and designing material for clients and contracts, ensuring a consistency and fluidity to any contract.

  • Design, write and deliver a range of course material. Particularly seminars and presentations for corporations and the public sector
  • Devising strategy and campaigns for this leading training company
  • Devise new business opportunities including marketing and design of all materials
  • Liaising with clients and ensuring continuity and maintenance of objectives and stated methodology is carried through in contracts

Education

Feb 1996Jul 1997

PG Dip

Sheffield Hallam University

Interest

PADI Master scuba diver having dived predominantly in the UK. Various speciality courses and dives.Photography and member of the Photographers Gallery London.