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Jamie Jakubowski, Construction Tutor

Jamie kicked off his career with a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship, earning a NVQ level 3. He traveled, working on various projects globally, from multimillion-dollar bar conversions in Sydney to building ski chalets in France. Contributing to historic endeavours like Silverstone F1, Jamie shifted to construction management four years ago. Now, Jamie has transitioned into a tutor role where he is eager to mentor and support learners who are keen to start a career in the Construction Industry.

Amy Phillips, Senior Skills and Funding Manager

Amy’s professional journey began with a Geography Degree, leading her to nine years with the Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the National Apprenticeship Service. Amy’s career then progressed down the route of leading Social Value commitments across several significant contracts in the world of construction. Her expertise extends to crafting compelling tender responses focusing on Community and Social Value, Education, and Skills.

Currently, Amy works closely with the RE:geon team to strategically analyse the funding landscape and skills domain to align RE:geon effectively with the wider RE:GEN Group. Driven by her passion for skills development and education, she actively champions supporting individuals to provide impactful opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Ron Pawley, Employability Tutor

Ron is an experienced Tutor and Internal Verifier with 19 years of expertise within an educational setting. He has an impressive background in Warehousing, Manufacturing and Engineering.

In his role as an Employability tutor, Ron leads the way in supporting learners throughout their programs by offering his wealth of knowledge across a number of sectors.

Name: Paul Dunn
Date of Birth: 10.01.1998

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Name: Egide Ndayifise
Date of Birth: 10.01.1998

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Name: Helio Chapim
Date of Birth: 24.03.1989

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Name: Arron Finlinson
Date of Birth: 25.09.2003

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Name: Luke Smith
Date of Birth: 11.12.2003

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Name: Dan Taylor
Date of Birth: 28.06.2003

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Name: Cailum Kane
Date of Birth: 12.06.2003

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Name: Ryan Watson
Date of Birth: 11.08.2004

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Name: Lee Stanness
Date of Birth: 08.10.1994

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Lyndsey Martin, Learner Engagement Officer

Lindsey is passionate about engaging with and impacting young lives. In her role at RE:geon Training, she supports learners making their first or next steps into the construction industry.

With strong communication skills, Lyndsey is able to build positive relationships with the learners on our programmes, offering valuable advice and guidance throughout their journey.

Name: Sarah McCaig
Date of Birth: 28.01.1979

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I am 44 and have been a chef for nearly 20 years. I have been out of cheffing for a year now and I am looking at learning a new trade. I am a hands-on person who likes getting straight into a job. An apprenticeship would be ideal for me as I am keen to learn whilst I work.

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Name: Kaylem Smith
Date of Birth: 05.10.2001

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 I have worked in retail or warehouse since I left school. I have also worked as a plumber apprentice. I wasn’t happy in retail and warehouse as construction-based work is what makes me happy. But I was dropped as an apprentice. I would like a job in construction as it’s what I want as I want a good stable job for my son and baby on the way.

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Name: Jack Robson
Date of Birth: 31.05.1994

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 I am an avid golfer who likes to go to the driving range a few times a week and get out on the course as much as I can. I’m looking to be an electrician, I am hard working.

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Name: George Armstrong
Date of Birth: 02.05.1990

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My name is George Armstrong. I enjoy cycling and fishing and sport. I’m looking for a career in construction.

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Name: Courtney Moss Henry
Date of Birth: 13.03.1982

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I am a physical worker, every job I have had has been physical. In my previous roles, I have been a shop fitter, roofer warehouse worker, merchandise, and handyman amongst other things. I am very family orientated, spending all my spare time with my children. I work well in teams but also work well on my own.

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Name: Connor Trotter
Date of Birth: 08.10.2002

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 I am a hardworking individual who can work well independently or as part of a group. I’m a quick learner and am eager to take on a new challenge. I have a great interest in electrical installation as it is such a varied career. I enjoy the challenge of fault finding and diagnostics.

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Ross Mendham, Tutor

Over the last 30 years, Ross has built up a wealth of knowledge within the Construction Industry, with experience in Cavity Wall Instillation, Solar PV Instillation, Surveying properties, and Domestic Energy Assessing. Ross is also a qualified NVQ Assessor and Trainer, allowing him to share his expertise with learners.

Sara Francis, Business Administrator

Sara comes from a background in business administration, with a strong focus on excellent customer service. More recently, working in the education sector providing support in exam invigilation’s.

Sara’s strong organisational skills and good eye for detail and accuracy are greatly suited in ensuring that all administration and support for the delivery team is carried out to a high standard, so that learners are given the best opportunity to nurture and grow.

Name: Jack Parker
Date of Birth: 29.03.2002

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I’m jack I’m skilled in bar work and also have skills in electrical installation, I am now looking for a new trade and this opportunity is perfect for me as it enables me to find that and I really want this, I’m a confident person I have good communication skills and good teamworking skills and I’m also a good learner.

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Name: David Hope
Date of Birth: 28.10.1973

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Name: Christian Henderson
Date of Birth: 20.11.2000

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I am really into cars, I absolutely love BMW. I’m a really keen cricketer and have played for 14 years alongside football for 7 years. I really like doing new things and strive to be the nicest person I can be. I love meeting new people and seeing new things such as city’s and landmarks. I am keen to get into the plastering and joinery industry and will do everything in my power to achieve this goal. I also love going on mountain hikes and spending time with friends. I am an avid gamer and enjoy playing in my spare time.

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Name: Andris Pavars
Date of Birth: 25.04.1988

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I am flexible, reliable and possess excellent time keeping skills. I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated, responsible and hard working person. Excellent Man Manager with strong proven team building skills and excels at being part of team. Solid leadership and organisational/administrative skills with a high degree of attention to details. Understanding instruction easily and can work unsupervised using own initiative. Trained extensively in Health & Safety, Risk Assessment and Equal Opportunities & Regulations.

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Name: Aidan Burke
Date of Birth: 06.07.1999

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A little bit about my self is I’m an quite an active person. I like the gym and going out for nice food with my friends from time to time. In my spare time I like dj’ing and just listening to music in my bedroom. When it comes to work I’ve got a very strong work ethic I also like to be quite hands on when it comes to work as well.

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Caroline Donaldson, Partnerships Manager (BDM)

I have over 20 years in B2B sales, recruitment and Business Development experience, working mainly within Construction and Social Housing.

I have a passion for construction and love nothing more than turning my hand to DIY around my house, knocking down walls, plastering, floor laying, joinery and decorating, even learned how to lay bricks!

I like to think my passion and experience working with employers and organisations of all sizes along with my industry knowledge will help support the growth of not only our learners and partners, but also a wider green and sustainable future.

Nicole Fenwick, Data & Compliance

I have 8 years’ experience in Education and Training. I have always worked within a compliance and data role within my time starting from an apprentice straight from school. My role is to ensure that as a training provider we are fully compliant with the funding rules. Compliance is something I have always been passionate about and have a good eye for detail. I enjoy building the systems and documents needed, supporting and training staff on their knowledge of compliance in order to do my job effectively and efficiently.

Name: Owen Schofield
Date of Birth: 21.06.2003

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I like to play video games with my mates and sometimes go shooting with my dad on local farms. I am quite shy when it comes to talking to new people but once I get to know them I get quite chatty. I go cycling sometimes and I like listening to music especially while I am driving.

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Andy Fordman, Quality & Curriculum Manager

Andy is a highly qualified and experienced professional with 10 years of management experience in Internal Quality Assurance, assessment, and tutoring in the education industry. He has a strong belief in ensuring safety for everyone in the workplace, having worked previously as a construction management Health and Safety adviser. Throughout his 15 years in the training industry, he has been passionate about providing high-quality training and inspiring delivery teams to be their best. Andy brings an infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything he does, giving 100% effort and believing in living life to the fullest.

Davyd Ingram, Trainer / Assessor

Davyd is a highly experienced Carpenter Joiner with over two decades of experience in social and domestic housing, new build housing, bar and shop fitting, and commercial builds. He has also taught and assessed Carpentry and Joinery, achieving an IQA qualification in 2022 and currently serving as an end point assessor for NOCN. Davyd’s extensive qualifications and experience make him a true expert in his field.

Kaylé Hope, Recruitment Consultant

I’m Kaylé! Meeting and engaging with people from all walks of life is something that captivates me. Most recently, I worked as a Job Coach at Gentoo in the Social Housing sector, supporting individuals who were often quite far away from work to overcome barriers into training and employment, as well as supporting them with their wellbeing and encouraging optimism. I work using a holistic approach and have a true passion to help people move forward in their lives.

Mark Spanner, Contracts Manager

Mark brings 20+ years’ experience of managing large Welfare to Work and FE Skills contracts on behalf of national providers. As Contracts Manager, Mark will ensure that our innovative training solutions are compliant, meeting the contractual targets set by commissioners in terms of volumes, programme delivery, milestones, and outcomes.

Name: Dillon Crow
Date of Birth: 18.05.2002
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Fast learner with results-driven nature. Cooperative working in teams for construction and heavy machinery installation. Confident, providing excellent customer service, exceptional people skills, dedicated work ethic.

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Dillon is keen on archery and currently represents Great Britain at the sport. He is keen and pretty intelligent. He is interested in the building surveyor role. However, when he had the presentation from the QS team he did say that he likes numbers and would consider a role as a QS also. Therefore, he is open-minded about either of those roles.

RE:GEN Site Manager Feedback:

I would just like to say, that the whole site team found him to be a pleasant outgoing young man, who engaged in all aspects of this busy site, asking relevant questions and gaining what knowledge he could in this short space of time available to him.

Along with his day with Andrew Mayo (Building Survey), we tasked him with elements of inspections and very quickly understood the requirements needed in order to pass onto trades, in order to subsequently gain handovers, which we were all impressed with.

As a team we all commented on how well he did and what a pleasure it was to have him as part of the wider team (even for a short time).

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Name: Tony Johnson
Date of Birth: 18.09.2002
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I am a positive thinker with a can-do attitude and a problem solver. I have networking skills I can bring to the job. I have done construction work through labouring and helping out on sites. I am also a fast learner and can pick things up quickly.

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Sales – August 2021 – July 2022
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Health & Safety Level 1
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Simon Leach, Lead Retrofit Tutor

Level 5 Qualified retrofit Coordinator and acted as a coordinator for a just under two years prior to joining RE:geon. Simon is also a qualified Domestic energy assessor and retrofit assessor and has carried out retrofit assessment and coordination across the UK on a wide variety of projects.

Dave Weatherburn, Tutor

Dave has worked extensively with the construction sector, particularly within the area of Plastering, Dry Lining and external and internal wall insulation where he has been a trainer and assessor within both full time and apprenticeship. Dave has also work closely with and supported in the development of skills to the young generation of Dry Liners in the world skills regional competitions. Dave had qualified within Domestic retrofit and also completed his Advanced Carbon course via Northumberland University.

Dave Hall, Tutor

A very strong background within health safety and delivering up and down the country to businesses of all sizes Dave is now qualified and practicing domestic Energy assessor and retrofit assessor. Along with this Dave also holds his Advanced Carbon certificate through Northumbria University.

Beth has a background in using an array of social media platforms to produce contact and engage with individuals. Her previous experience of working in a fast-paced office, makes her take to multi-tasking and project management extremely well! Bethany interacts with our learners through social media and will pop into classroom from time to time to produce video content for our website and blogs. She works across many departments in her role to support day-to-day operations, the delivery team and marketing alongside our partners Blue Moon Marketing.

Jackie Francis, Workplace Coordinator

Jackie comes from a background of Customer Service and supervisory roles. She maintains excellent relationships with our employers and learners providing the aftercare service, support individuals in to successful employment opportunities with our employers. Jackie provides 1-1 support with the individuals who come through our programmes to give them the best chance of success with their career opportunities by matching them up with a suitable employer and facilitating meaningful work experience and interviews.

Abbey Allison, Compliance Officer

Abbey is our Compliance officer and has a background in data administration and compliance. She has a strict eye for detail and excellent organisation skills which help us keep to a low error error and strict submission deadlines through our government funded contracts. Abbey supports the compliance of the business and keeps us up to date on funding changes and data reporting to our external partners and colleges.

Jordan Coxford, Learner Engagement Officer

Jordan comes from a background of customer service, administration and social media management. He is one our learner engagement officers whose role is to focus on engaging, prescreening and advising every learner that comes to us, offering support with their career aspirations whether this is to help them gain there chosen apprenticeship with one of our employers or assisting them to gain their next qualification to support their current job role. Jordan has also taken on an additional title of ‘tech genius’ within the business! Anything to do with our systems and platforms, Jordan will know how!

Tommy Milne, Learner Engagement Officer

Tommy has a vast array of experience from different sectors including customer service, finance, and recruitment that cover a 10 year period. Tommy has worked across the globe in countries including New Zealand and Australia where he has developed his interpersonal skills and adapting to different ways of living. He Is a quick learner and is moving from strength to strength within his role, throughout these experiences from both a personal and professional level, Tommy is able to engage confidently in supporting learners through the best pathway into employment.

Sarah Lathaen, Community Partnership Manager

Sarah has worked in Social Housing for the last 12 years – in roles as Neighbourhood Officer and Neighbourhood Team Leader before joining RE:geon Training. Sarah works extremely well in collaborating with organisations and community groups and has a particular background in community investment and the grants available to community groups to help make a difference to their health and wellbeing. Her role now supports the learner engagement team by engaging with community groups and partners to update them on the opportunities we have and support their clients into training and employment.

Martin Waller, Head of Quality and Curriculum

Martin has been involved with the construction sector of further education since 1998, owned 5 construction training centres up until 2012 and then had a variety of roles from Head of construction, Assistant Principal and worked as an interim manager supporting troubled colleges up and down the UK. Martins always had a passion for following the sector and delivering appropriate training and qualifications and followed the green/retrofit sector for some time.

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Cheryl Sutherland, Operations Manager

Cheryl has been with the company for 5 years now. Worked in previous roles within customer service and management before climbing the ladder at RE:geon. Starting in recruitment for the construction industry and progressing into the world of government funding training Cheryl is now our Operations Director and oversees the day to day running of the business. Cheryl supports the engagement team from working with community partners, employers and ensure the learners are provided with the best service we can offer throughout their journey with us!

Nadia Scott, Director

Nadia’s role is to oversee all aspects of the business with a particular focus on galvanising a team of future leaders and instilling a culture that cultivates learning and recognises growth opportunities both internally and out. Throughout her 17 years of working in the sector, she noticed a real lack of high-quality training for employees and an absence of bespoke training programmes for employers. The birth of RE:geon Training Solutions was the start of tackling these problems head-on and to this day remains our sole commitment to the people and communities RE:geon serves.