Director of Operations
A skilled Operational and Project Manager, Julie has over 30 years’ experience in managing successful programmes and interventions to support local unemployed individuals secure sustainable employment. She has spent a significant number of years developing relationships with Employers to secure and generate new opportunities for unemployed individuals.
Julie has previously worked for Wakefield Council and DWP. Whilst at Wakefield Council she project managed Wakefield’s Leeds City Region funded Head Start programme, supporting long term unemployed 18-24 year olds into sustainable employment. Additional experience has also been gained during her time at DWP, having provided support to large employers in the District by understanding needs and demand, and identifying opportunities for Jobcentre Plus to provide recruitment solutions to meet their requirements. She also helped develop a sub-regional CITB Pilot to help provide work experience placements to candidates, leading to apprenticeships and secured vacancies.
Nicky has been a key member of the EN:Able Futures team from the outset, as our Placement Support Officer.
Nicky has extensive experience in developing and promoting training provision, performance management, as well as engagement with both business and apprentices. At the forefront of the business, Nicky is the main point of contact for our apprentices and business supporters.
For our apprentices, she provides pastoral support, coordinates and supports learning and development needs, whilst also offering mentoring to ensure that our apprentices achieve and work effectively for your business as they build and strengthen their skills.
For our business supporters, Nicky effectively manages your apprenticeship requirements, assessing feasibility and then providing you with outstanding recruitment services to ensure that you recruit the best candidate for the job.
Hannah joined EN:Able Futures as a Development Coach in January 2018 and is thoroughly enjoying the time she has spent working to develop the academy so far. Hannah has been working on various learner engagement tactics and campaigns to recruit for the exciting new Academy venture. Hannah works incredibly hard alongside host organisations to establish the needs and requirements to match suitable candidates to them.
Before Hannah joined Efficiency North/EN:Able Futures, she worked for an independent college in Barnsley for almost 5 years, supporting young people who are considered ‘hard to reach’ to overcome various barriers to learning and ultimately progress into apprenticeships and courses. Hannah has lots of experience mainly in the areas of learner and employer engagement and careers guidance. Hannah is currently working towards my Level 6 IAG post graduate diploma, after completing levels 3 and 4.
Tracy joined EN:Able Futures in October 2019, bringing 30 years’ experience in customer service and training and development environments, where she has worked directly with apprentices and built employer relationships to generate new opportunities, managed apprenticeship contracts and management information.
After beginning her career at the inland revenue, Tracy helped run the family business before progressing to a management role at Ventura Customer Service Management.
She subsequently enjoyed a key role as customised and vocational training manager at regeneration project, ‘Bradford Trident’, working with unemployed residents within the local community to support the development of skills needed for them to enter the workforce.
Tracy then gained a huge amount of experience at City Training Services, part of the Bradford College group, working with apprenticeship programmes across Health, Public Service and Care. Alongside colleagues at Bradford college Tracy developed and introduced new apprenticeship opportunities such as Housing, Dental Nursing and Pharmacy apprenticeships.
Tracy holds the CIPD Certificate in Training Practice, Internal QMS Auditor ISO 9001:2000, City & Guilds Health & Safety, ILM NVQ Level 3 and OCR Level 3 certificate in Advice and Guidance.
Assistant Apprenticeship Manager
Eddy joined the team in 2016 as our Business Support Apprentice.
Eddy has recently been awarded the responsibility of becoming business Coordinator after completing his level 3 apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration within the EN:Able Futures team.
Eddy is responsible for looking after our recruitment system, Bullhorn, ensuring all our vacancies are advertised via job sites and social media and that vacancies are updated regularly. With our mobile team, Eddy provides support in the office to all members of our team. As part of this his duties can include booking interviews, monitoring and sifting applications, communications with our apprentices, maintaining of our filing systems and any other administrative task that is sent his way.
Sophie began working for EN:Able Futures in May 2022 bring a wealth of experience from both customer service and education backgrounds.
Sophie began her career as a Level 2 Business Administration Apprentice back in 2013 with Simply Thank You, providing customer service and account management to various organizations around the UK, as well as management of the customer ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) Scheme. In January 2016 Sophie began a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business Administration within a 3-19 School in Darlington, looking after families and providing pastoral support to the pupils.
Prior to joining EN:Able Futures, Sophie has been working as a Headmaster’s PA/School Secretary at an independent school in Yarm, where she has managed the admissions process for new pupils. During this time, she has provided both pastoral support to pupils and families and guided them as throughout their school journey.
Sophie regularly completes online training and various short courses to continue expanding her knowledge, she is particularly excited about her post as Assistant Apprenticeship Manager as it will allow her to give apprentices firsthand experience of an apprenticeship.
Laura joined EN:Able Futures in February 2022 through ‘New Start’, a Kickstart-style scheme managed by a partnership of social housing landlords and funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund. EN:Able Futures are working with this group of social landlords in the North East to develop a “shared placement model” for apprenticeships and employment/training positions.
Laura is working with Efficiency North's Chief Executive Lee Parkinson to deliver this scheme to develop flexi-job apprenticeship opportunities for the organisation's expanding geography, and to establish a new construction skills hub in Darlington. She is based remotely in Newcastle and will be assisting the team until the end of June 2022.