- Job Title: Motor Vehicle, Level 2 and 3
With 32 years in the motor trade and over a decade at the college, Howard really knows his cars. A self-professed car and motorbike junkie, he’s a big fan of his course’s strong industry links and modern workshop facilities.
- Job Title: Finance, Level 2, 3 and 4
Part of Harrogate College for an astonishing 21 years and counting (and she knows about counting) Joanna is a financial stalwart. Perhaps surprisingly for someone with a background in the finance industry, she rates the “personal support in the classroom” as the best part of her course.
- Job Title: PHSCE/Safeguarding Officer, Level 1 to Level 3
An ex-teacher, an ex-dancer, an ex dance-teacher, Stephanie is a nimble force when it comes to safeguarding students. No stranger to debates on drug and alcohol awareness, mental health, healthy relationships, she is fully committed to protecting, and empowering, students.
- Job Title: ESOL, Level 1 and 2
Traveler, talker, teacher, Anne has lived and taught in both France and Africa. Keenly interested in her students, she incorporates inclusivity of all cultures into her teaching. As well as her beekeeping, she also works with refugees and asylum seekers in Leeds as a volunteer.
- Job Title: Early Years, Level 3
Having worked with children for over 30 years, Sue is no stranger to Early Years settings, social care and playwork. Her passion lies in linking theory to practical activities, and her students can expect to spend lots of time in outdoor and woodland environments as well as the classroom.
- Job Title: Sport, Level 3
With 10 years working in the fitness industry as an instructor and health club manager, Graham knows how to get students match-fit. His students can expect rigorous training alongside a variety of competitions with the Association of College sports leagues.
- Job Title: Maths GCSE
Nicola took the long route into Maths, via jobs at Sainsburys and as a travel rep in Thomas Cook. A firm believer in it being absolutely okay to not know exactly where you’re headed, her favourite part of the job is the ‘magic moment’ when something just clicks.
- Job Title: Catering & Hospitality, Level 1, 2 and 3
Rosie has worked in hospitality for 40 years. Obsessed about cooking, food and learning about cuisine from around the world, she loves nothing better than working in the skills kitchen, producing food for the Bistro and taking students on cheeky trips to local hospitality venues.
- Job Title: TV & Media Make-up, Level 2 & 3
Annabel has worked all over. London Fashion Week, Holby City, Hollyoaks, BBC Antiques Roadshow. She also has her own MUA business. Her favourite part of the course is the trip to the Prosthetics convention in Birmingham and collaborating with other departments for shows.