GAIL SOUTHAM – TRAINING DIRECTOR

I have over 30 years’ experience in the world of delivering Apprenticeships, with 21 years as Training Director.
My skills include all aspects of management and I have an excellent team to support me.

I am a qualified NEBOSH Practitioner in Occupational Safety & Health.

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RAJINDER CHIBBRA – TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR

I have over 30 years’ experience at WGTA as the Training Co-ordinator.  My role involves supporting learners and employers from recruitment and throughout the training programme to achievement and progression.
I am the designated Safeguarding Officer and my skills include: Pastoral Support, Counselling and Information Advice & Guidance.

I have a passion for the development of young people and meeting employer needs.  Through continued professional development, I have acquired a range of qualifications to help me provide a bespoke service to all that I work with.

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DAVID ASSHETON – ASSESSOR/MENTOR

I have worked for WGTA for 15 years as a VCQ Assessor, Internal Quality Assessor and Mentor for the New Standards.
Previous to that I had 36 years working in the Automotive Repair Sector, as a technician and workshop manager covering Light, Heavy Vehicles and Plant.

My current role is assessing VCQ’s in the workplace and mentoring the Apprentices following the New Standards.

I am also a qualified End Point Assessor for Light & Heavy Vehicle Repair.

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TERRY O’NEIL – TUTOR

A professional Automotive Engineer and Lecturer with 45 years’ experience relating to the automotive industry.

I have worked as a mechanic, body repairer/tinsmith and as a senior technical engineer/technical trainer, the latter for a vehicle manufacturer Continued Professional Development through Warwick University I qualified as a teacher and now have a combined motor vehicle teaching experience  of 20 years.

I am the holder of technical qualifications (up to Level 4) and recognised teaching qualifications, this includes Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS).

I have experience of teaching learners with Dyslexia, SEN, ADHD and other disabilities.