Meet the Skills Bridge Staff
Fran has worked for HS4LC since January 2018. Fran is our Skills Bridge lead and enjoys running the Skills Bridge programmes.
She also enjoys teaching the students and seeing them thrive with their new skills.
Fran loves working at HS4LC and says that everyone who works here wants to make a difference to the lives of those that come to the centre.
Sinead joined HS4LC in September 2018, as a Job coach for our Supported employment Programme. Sinead spends her days at HS4LC teaching English and Maths and visiting the students in their work placements. Sinead loves working with the young students and helping them to achieve their goals. Sinead says her role at HS4LC is very rewarding and comes with great job satisfaction. Out of work Sinead loves to spend time with her family and relaxing.
Katie started working for HS4LC in July 2019 as a Learning Support Assistant. She spends most of her working week supporting interns on their work placements. Before beginning at HS4LC, Katie had completed her undergraduate degree in Counselling, Coaching & Mentoring at York St John University. Katie decided to join HS4LC because she has always wanted to help others achieve the best out of life and this job offers just that. In her spare time, she likes to socialise with her friends and binge watch a good crime drama.
Jess has been with HS4LC since August 2019 as a Learning Support Assistant, supporting the interns that are on our Routes to Employment programmes.
Jess has 5 years experience working within supported living services for adults with disabilities and behavioral needs as a support worker which hen lead her to be an assistant manager and service's manager. Jess enjoys her role at HS4LC because she can really see the difference HS4LC makes and the work we do with each intern enables them to take another step towards the goals they have set. No two days are the same but working hard as a team makes it worth it.
Michael joined HS4LC in 2019 as the Enterprise Manger leading the HS4LC Chocolate Factory and Cafe. Michael has a lot of experience and was the manager of a busy Costa Coffee in Harrogate. Michael enjoys working with the Routes to Employment interns and seeing them develop new skills that will help them in the workplace and their future.
Sue joined HS4LC in November last year. Previously, Sue worked in mental health for 9 years, primarily in community settings. Last year, Sue completed her teacher training, specialising in special educational needs. Sue is also working towards an MSc in Health and Wellbeing, which takes up most of her spare time but she also enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Sue enjoys working with young people and feels passionate about everyone having access to quality training and employment opportunities