Martin Hamilton - Teaching and Learning Manager and IQA

What is your role at Jobwise Training

Teaching and Learning Manager and IQA

What made you want to work at JWT?

I wanted to be in a role where I could be a positive influence for young people and equip them with the mindset and skills needed to succeed within a workplace.

What is the best thing about your Job?

Having the freedom within a training programme to teach engaging and useful information to our young people, which helps build confidence in their personal and professional life. Also it’s rewarding to know I’ve had a positive impact in a young person’s life

Jasmine Amin - Audit & Administration Manager

What is your role at Jobwise Training?

I am the Audit & Administration Manager at Jobwise Training. In the admin department we are responsible for data entry, certification of learners and day to day admin. I am also responsible for auditing at Jobwise Training, I ensure that files are compliant and that the funding is correct on our internal data management system.

What made you want to work at JWT?

It was an amazing opportunity for to me, I was not given the opportunity to progress in my previous company and moving to Jobwise allowed me to progress and further my skills and gain better knowledge within the Traineeship and Apprenticeship sector. Right from the very beginning from my interview to me starting at Jobwise I was supported and was welcomed into the team.

When I started at Jobwise I was recruited for the role PICs administrator, within 6 months of being at Jobwise I was promoted to Team Leader of the administration team and had an apprentice of my own. I am now the manager of the administration department.

What is the best thing about your Job?

The best thing about working at Jobwise is the overall atmosphere within the company. Everyone is friendly and helpful, we all pitch in and help other departments when needed. Another thing about my job is the genuine satisfaction that you get once you complete a big task e.g. SFA/EFA Audit or Monthly claims. 

Liz Begent - Lead IQA

What is your role at Jobwise Training?

My role at Jobwise Training is lead IQA, but I am also an assessor and higher qualification workshop lead. IQA lead is an important part of my job as this is the quality control for the apprenticeship portfolios the learners submit, ensuring the expected standards are met and supporting the company management with external audits for all qualifications, it is also part of my job to train new assessors and lead the IQA team with standardising our approach to IQA and portfolio sampling,
As a workshop lead, my job is to write lessons that meet all the different learning styles and gives the learners the information and guidance they need to understand the principles and knowledge they are answering. 

What made you want to work at Jobwise Training?
I started working for jobwise over 5 years ago as an assessor and have progressed in my role to IQA, Workshop lead and Lead IQA, what convinced me to work for jobwise was the professional and open approach they took to my interview, it was not just questions, I was supported right from the off, this included meeting all the staff and the director right from the beginning, making me feel included and welcome, this was supported by my mentor Melissa Taylor. 


What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is the same thing it has always been in my many years with Jobwise, when you have a learner who truly engages with the course and gets all they can from the qualification and the support that is offered and develops in their role and as an individual, as an assessor there is nothing more fulfilling than having someone meeting their true potential and moving on from you as assessor, the only down side to that is you build a true professional friendship with your learners to then say goodbye when they have completed, but to know they have got the most form you and the course makes it worth it.

Charlie Turner - Client Services Manager

My Jobwise Journey 

I left school in 2013, and decided that i wanted to move onto 6th Form. I realised halfway through the course that this was not the path for me. I then decided to leave 6th form and focus on finding an Apprenticeship, as this way i am gaining qualifications and experience at the same time! I stumbled across Jobwise Training on Facebook and thought I would apply. Within less than 48 hours i had a call from one of the recruitment team and had an interview a week later (Sept '14). I then started as a learner on programme, which then progressed to me becoming a trainee receptionist at Jobwise. By February 2015 I became an apprentice with a company called Origin Housing. Six months later, i decided that the role I was in, really wasn't suited to me. I then went back to Jobwise with full support and continued my qualification on Reception. My journey then led on from there, Becoming a Personal Assistant to the Traineeship Manager and Reception Lead (and having apprentices of my own!) Then a student recruitment officer, then coordinator. I then moved over into the Client Accounts Team, where i have developed into becoming Team leader and now Manager! Without Jobwise Training, i would not be where i am today! The support that all the staff give is just amazing! and i am very thankful. 

Vanessa Logan - Assessor

What is your role at Jobwise Training?

I am an Assessor for Jobwise and currently gaining my IQA Certificate.

What made you want to work at Jobwise Training?

I was a strong believer in their ethos and they had a good reputation. Jobwise has a friendly supportive atmosphere.

What is the best thing about your job?
Learner achievement at the end of an Apprenticeship and being to help someone succeed 

Alana Birmingham - Traineeship Tutor

What is your role at Jobwise Training?

I teach and assess Functional Skills Maths to young people on the study programme, create schemes of work, plan lessons and mentor the young people within my TS group.


What made you want to work at Jobwise Training?
I wanted to work at Jobwise Training when I researched the work that they do with young people; Jobwise work with young people to prepare them for the workforce and encourage them to be ambitious and professional; Jobwise also prepare young people for some of the challenges that could face them in their first professional job. When I first arrived at Jobwise Training, I was impressed with how professional and ambitious the learners' were and this made me very excited to work with Jobwise Training.


What is the best thing about your job?
The best thing about my job is being able to be creative with lesson plans and resources used in teaching functional skills maths. Maths is a subject that most learners have a negative feeling about. It feels great when a learner turns their view around and is able to see that maths is not as difficult as they first thought. Their confidence with the subject improves.