Who are the Skills Trainer Team?

Left to Right: Sanjay Kambo, Bobby Mushtaq, Dianne Burgess, Donna Spreag, Jessie Lawlor, June Morrice, Michael ‘Chip’ Friskney

The Skills Trainer Team are a group of specialist employability skills trainers, who provide a holistic range of interventions that are targeted at breaking down barriers, building confidence and supporting job seekers to prepare for interviews and return to the workplace. By becoming part of Learn Plus Us, the Skills Trainer Team will have access to the breadth of expertise and infrastructure of a skills-led organisation, that can provide a dedicated quality assurance and continuous improvement service, new curriculum and learning resources as well as access to a well-established Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme.

“I am very excited to welcome the Skills Trainer team to Learn Plus Us as part of our operations team, it’s been insightful getting to know the team individually and observing some of the great employability sessions they deliver. It’s been impressive to see their commitment and passion in supporting people back in to work and training invaluable skills to overcome barriers to employment. I am looking forward to working more closely with the Skills Trainer team and helping even more people into employment.” – Tony Holloway, Operations & Quality Director

As an Apprenticeship provider, career development is a fundamental part of our wider curriculum, our new Skills Trainers will provide a perspective on the development of this curriculum that Learn Plus Us has previously not had.

We’re also delighted that Mark Simpson, one of Learn Plus Us’ Tutors has joined the Skills Trainer Team for 3 days a week; Mark is experienced in employability and apprenticeship training and is passionate about the work he’s doing to support job seekers achieve their goals.  

“We’re incredibly excited by the arrival of the Skills Trainer team at Learn Plus Us. This change enables the Skills Trainer team to deliver even more effective and impactful skills support and interventions to the participants, through shared expertise with a wider team of skills experts, access to additional curriculum and training materials, and strategic direction from a business whose primary focus is learning and development. The combined knowledge of our new Skills Trainer team will be invaluable to the expansion of Learn Plus Us’ service offer and ongoing growth.”   – Debbie Gardiner MBE, Managing Director

Contact Learn Plus Us to find out more about the Skills Trainer team and find out more about our range of Apprenticeships and ESOL courses.