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Janelle

Janelle

Group Leader, Trainer and Assessor

Originally from Canada, I moved to the UK as a teenager. Although I lived in Bristol for nearly 10 years, I still retain my accent and often get teased for many idiocies.

I first came across SUITED BOOTED RECRUITED on November evening at an employment fair. I had fell out of employment after working consistently since the age of 16 and found it hard to be unemployed especially in such a harsh employment market. I remember wanting to walk past the stand as it wasn't offering any jobs but I took a chance and signed up for the course and I'm glad I did. Almost a year, later I now work as the Administrator for SBR and I haven't looked back.

Most of what I do is behind the scenes: looking after enrolments, ordering supplies, conducting safeguarding interviews, liaising with employers, etc. Nevertheless, I enjoy meeting all the learners on the first and last day to place a name to the face.

In my free time, I love to socialise with friends, cycle and do all things domesticated: knit, bake and currently I'm trying to learn to sew. Last summer, I completed a 50 mile ride to the Cheddar Gorge - one of my proudest achievements as I'm not the sporty type and I recently achieved my cycling instructor qualifications.

Josie

Josie

Group Leader, Trainer and Assessor

Hi, I’m Josie and I have been working with the SBR Department since June 2016.

I completed my PGCE in 2015 and am really glad I have found a job where I get to fulfil my passion for teaching and work with a variety of learners every day. I really enjoy being in an FE environment and am looking forward to facing new challenges in my role and working with the great SBR team.

In my spare time, I fail at going to the gym as I prefer going out with my friends and family for good food and drinks! I also enjoy photography and occasionally shoot at weddings and events at the weekends. I frequently travel to Italy as my family originate from there, I love spending time with them and going to the beach to top up my tan!

Kathryn

Kathryn

Group Leader, Trainer and Assessor

Hi, I've been part of the SBR team since January 2012 and have had an amazing time working with loads of great people who have got so much out of the course and gone on to gain employment or further education. It is a really rewarding job and we are all so excited to be running for another year. I've lived in Bristol since I moved here for Uni 5 years ago so know the city well and love living here. It is a city with great opportunities. I've done a fair bit of travelling and try to visit new places every year. I have dealt with being unemployed and trying to find jobs so I know how it feels when you are coming up against obstacles; if this sounds familiar, sign up to SBR! There is help out there!

Sarah (Little Sar)

Sarah (Little Sar)

In Class Support Worker

Hi there, Little Sar here. I may be small, but I have a huge personality. I love life and making myself laugh.

I have been at SGS College since 2011 as a support worker. I have been in the support/care sector for more than 12 years supporting adults with learning difficulties/disabilities and mental health issues. I have studied Psychology and Counselling, and have achieved my NVQ 3 in Health & Social Care and learner practitioner. I love my job and feel passionate about making a difference in people's lives.

I live in sunny Weston-super-Mare now, but am originally from Bristol. I am a huge animal lover and have a fur baby called Ted. I enjoy camping, wandering around the shops and listening to old skool 1990s rave.

Tor

Tor

Lead IQA - maternity cover

I am a typical Libran born and bred in a little town in Staffordshire called Hednesford. I was the youngest of 6 siblings my dad a university professor and mom (yeah, I know but it's how we spell it up north) a Dinner lady. I plotted my escape early on and soon headed to Bournemouth where I completed my BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

I moved to Bristol 4 years ago after a stint as Art/Food Technology Technician in a secondary school where I discovered my passion for Teaching and Training. I worked as a Cover supervisor for 12 months before completing a PGCE in Secondary Design and Technology at the University of the West of England. After graduating, I found myself out of work and on Jobseekers, I know first-hand how demoralising and frustrating looking for work is!

I started working for SBR in October 2011 and I love my job. The most enjoyable and rewarding part is observing the learners grow and develop not to mention making new friends. I also work with the most amazing team and I feel lucky every day to be part of what I believe to be the best course around for unemployed people.

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