What is your current role?

Training Team Manager

What does your role involve?

I have been working at Damar for just over five years and I am currently on a phased return from my second maternity leave. My role involves managing and supporting a team of trainers to ensure that the delivery of our apprenticeships run as smoothly as possible. I also have a small caseload of students.

How do you juggle work and being a mum?

With difficulty, sometimes. The children go to nursery when I am in work so getting us all ready and out of the door is the biggest challenge. Being in work is often a welcome rest and I love having adult conversation rather than playing Duplo and watching Paw Patrol! It is then a rush to get them picked up, fed, bathed and in bed before fatigue kicks in!

What do you enjoy most about your role?

Every day is different! We are constantly dealing with new challenges which makes it interesting. I enjoy supporting my team and using my experience as a trainer to help them. I also love being with my students and delivering the qualifications. Being able to see our students blossom over a 12-month period is amazing. 

How are you hoping to spend Mother’s Day this year?

I’m hoping we’ll have a nice family day out and then we are going to have a meal at my aunty’s.


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