TMBS Careers Champions
Introducing TMBS Careers Champions
During May 2017 The Market Bosworth School teamed up with LLEP Enterprise Advisor Network (EAN). The EAN has been set up to forge closer links between education and businesses. It is a national programme, delivered locally by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) in conjunction with the Careers and Enterprise Company, which is government funded.
LLEP recruit suitable individuals from the business community to be Enterprise Advisers and support a school/college on a 1-2-1 basis to support and enhance their careers and enterprise planning and activities.
The Enterprise Advisers are volunteers, who commit to spending half a day per month working with the school, senior leadership team and the Careers lead to develop a Careers and Enterprise Strategy.
TMBS have been paired up with JJChurchill Ltd, an aerospace precision engineering company based in Market Bosworth. Andrew Churchill Managing Director of the company is the school's Enterprise Advisor and is supporting the school by developing relationships with local and national employers, supporting careers education and enterprise opportunities throughout the school.
The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) is a strategic body established to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy. It is led by a Board made up of local government, business, education and third sector representatives. The LLEP works with its partners and Government to set out key investment priorities for Leicester & Leicestershire. It invests LLEP funding and aligns partner resources, through which it influences and drives activities that ensure positive outcomes for the local economy.
The LLEP is passionate about the labour market and it is critically important that those leaving education are well equipped for the world of work, and that our local training provision meets the needs of local employers, both now and in the future.
The LLEP’s Enterprise Adviser Network aims to create powerful, lasting connections between local businesses and the schools/colleges in the area. As part of the Enterprise Adviser Network, The Market Bosworth School has been matched with Andrew Churchill, Managing Director at JJ Churchill Ltd, to help stimulate meaningful employer engagement and develop an enterprising ethos throughout the school.
To find out more, visit www.llep.org.uk
“JJ Churchill Ltd. is a precision engineering business in the aerospace, power-generation, diesel engine and defence sectors. Employing 130 highly skilled and motivated people, JJ Churchill has had a strong focus on the manufacture of aerofoils for aerospace and industrial applications for the last 70 years. Our expertise is centred on the compressor and turbine stages and runs across the full life-cycle from new product development and introduction, through volume manufacture and finally into spares.
In addition to being the Managing Director at his family business, Andrew Churchill is also an Enterprise Advisor for The Market Bosworth School, whilst also being a governor at two other schools. He sits on the board of EEF (the manufacturers’ organisation), Midlands Group Training Services (a centre of excellence for education, training and development of engineering apprentices) and the Design & Technology Association (championing D&T education in schools). Previously, Andrew sat on the Ministerial Advisory Group on Manufacturing and was part of the All Party Manufacturing Group. He is currently an advisory panel member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade and Investment, is a Fellow of the IET and a member of their Manufacturing Policy Panel.”
TMBS will work with Andrew and LLEP to establish an embedded careers programme into the curriculum that spans throughout all year groups across the school incorporating meaningful encounters with employers, STEM provision, mentoring, enterprise competitions and work-related learning.
TMBS needs you
We are seeking local employers to join the network and become a ‘Careers Champion’.
The role of a Careers Champions would be to volunteer their time to come into school and speak to students about their careers and life experiences through either assemblies, informal drop-ins during lunchtime, lessons or tutor time meetings. This would be on a yearly basis.
All of the various options are available to the champions and would be adapted to fit with what the champions are comfortable with delivering.
So far our careers champions have delivered informal lunchtime drop-ins to chat with a small group of students speaking about their career pathways and offering question and answer sessions to aid students with vital information on future career ideas.
Our current Career Champions
Sarah Scott, Physiotherapist
Sarah Scott is the clinical director and head physiotherapist at The Hinckley Physiotherapy Clinic Ltd.
She works part time for the TAGB Taekwondo team, treating the national squad and also helping to educate the instructors through workshops. She is currently implementing an audit of injuries in this style of martial art. Sarah also acts on a consultancy basis for local rugby teams, working with their sports therapists to help advance their knowledge of sports injuries.
Sarah initially trained as a Sports Therapist in 1992, and worked as a sports rehab and injury therapist at a local gym and for Hinckley RFC. This ignited a passion for human movement and function, and she went on to study for a Bsc ( Hons ) in Physiotherapy at Bradford University.
During her studies, she worked in Super League rugby for Halifax Blue Sox, under the guidance of the head physiotherapist, and Halifax Town AFC Centre of Excellence, with responsibility for all age groups 7 – 14 years. Sarah also started training at Kenny Walton's Schools of Taekwondo at this time and competed at local, national and international events. Mr Walton is the England team coach, and so requested Sarah’s physio skills for his team, which included several international events.
After qualifying in 1999, Sarah worked for Barnsley NHS Trust as a junior physiotherapist, but 12 months later was offered the lead physio role at Halifax Town AFC. She spent 2 seasons in this position, and then secured a position as first team physiotherapist with Harlequins RFC in Twickenham. During this time, Sarah was lucky enough to hold the Rugby World Cup as several of the players had won it in 2003, and paraded it around the Stoop Memorial Ground.
Since 2005, Sarah has worked at this clinic and has built up good relations with several GPs and consultants. Currently, Sarah is working towards increasing awareness of sports injuries in children, and regularly attends courses and seminars to keep up to date with the latest research, so as to provide the best for her patients.
Rob Cross, Police Officer
I’m Rob Cross and I’m a police officer based here in Market Bosworth.
I started my police career as a volunteer in January 2004. I was a Special Constable – which is a volunteer police officer. I soon realised that I wanted to pursue the police as a full time career. I became a police officer in November 2008. I’ve worked at Market Harborough on response – covering 999 calls and emergencies. I’ve been a proactive officer on a team focussing on dynamic policing – drugs warrants, searches and arrests. I was a neighbourhood officer in Market Harborough before moving to Earl Shilton and Barwell and most recently, for the last 3 years I’ve been here at Market Bosworth.
Policing in 2017 is rapidly changing. I now carry a taser and can often be abstracted to cover inner city policing. On the flip side, I am a wildlife crime officer – often dealing with crimes and queries relating to fox hunting, game shooting, badgers, bats and poaching.
Being a police officer is a thoroughly rewarding job. It allows the flexibility for individuals to develop both professionally and personally. There are many avenues of policing within the role from roads policing, firearms and skills training, to front line policing and CID.
Mark Taylor, Head of Business Planning at Brakes Group
I have over ten years' experience working in food service supply chains in a variety of roles: customer & supplier relationship management, S&OP, inventory, demand and distribution network planning. I'd describe myself as collaborative, adaptable, objective and I love coaching & developing teams.
I mentor across the industry through the IGD (ECR) programme and have also been trained and undertake coaching within the workplace. I practice NLP and Lean Six Sigma, have previously been chair of governors at a local primary school and am a British Cycling qualified coach.
Within my role, my main accountabilities are:
Lead, direct & develop a team of 40 customer facing Supply Chain Managers, Inventory Managers & Inventory Planners
Budget holder for functional area
Improve first time availability, forecast accuracy, inventory health & waste reduction for a portfolio of approximately £1b of key customers
Scott Bailye, Hairdresser & Salon Owner
Scott Bailye began his successful hairdressing career as an apprentice in 1987 and now runs his own award-winning salon – Scott Bailye Hairdressing. Scott has been training apprentices for 22 years and is enthusiastic about getting the message out to businesses and young people alike that Apprenticeships can be the start of brilliant careers.
So passionate is Scott about Apprenticeships that he has become a National Apprenticeship Ambassador for the East Midlands, as well as one of many employers that have signed up to Apprentice makers to support other businesses. Scott, who speaks in schools and colleges about the benefits of Apprenticeships, says: “Having started my career as an apprentice I understand just how important this form of education is. I wanted to give other people the chance to learn and grow as I did. Apprentices are the lifeblood of any business ".
The hairdresser’s ambitions to spread the word about Apprenticeships don’t end there. Scott has twice been invited to the House of Commons to further promote his cause. Scott Bailye Hairdressing actively gets involved in working with local schools and colleges with a work experience programme. They are currently training their 52nd Apprentice on a level 3 programme.
Amy Shore, freelance photographer
My name is Amy Shore and I'm a freelance automotive and lifestyle photographer. My job is to travel the world photographing road trips, car and bike events, and beautiful machines on wheels in various locations.
When I was at school, I had no idea my job existed or that it was even possible to be a full time photographer, I just knew I loved taking pictures. After graduating university as a silversmith in 2013, I immediately fell into photographing weddings and then, with a couple of lucky breaks, cars. Since then I've worked for Jaguar Land Rover, Alpine, Husqvarna, Lexus, Goodwood Race Circuit, Ferrari, Maserati, Triumph, and many other magazines, workshops and companies, giving up photographing weddings totally by 2016.
In 2017, I became a Nikon UK ambassador and won the Rising Star award at the Amateur Photographer Magazine Awards. I'm very lucky to be able to see the world with my job - in the last year I've travelled to Miami, Portofino, Tuscany, Denmark, Monaco, Paris, Sweden's Artic Circle, Hong Kong, Switzerland, New York, Utah, as well as many UK locations. My job can be tiring but very rewarding!!
Tom Moore, Director, Obsidian Tax
Tom is a tax professional with over 29 years' experience. His main strengths encompass technical skills as well as the ability to communicate well with people in all spheres of life. This means he likes to get to grips with the finer detail of more complex legislation. At the same time Tom enjoys meeting clients, presenting, training and coaching. Tom advises entrepreneurs and their businesses on all tax-related matters in the UK as well as further abroad.
Tom graduated in modern languages (French and Russian) and started his career as a fast-stream civil servant working in a team advising Treasury ministers on matters relating to the Chancellor’s Budget. He moved into practice with Grant Thornton in 1990, where he qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and has held various positions with different firms (including PwC and as a partner with both Duncan and Toplis and Haines Watts) and has worked independently. His career has been spent entirely in the field of tax.
Experience has taught Tom that most problems can be solved with a combination of technical expertise and an element of creativity or lateral thinking. It has also taught him that collaboration is more powerful than competition. In addition to his own expertise, Tom has access to a wide network that he has built over the years comprising barristers (mainly tax counsel), lawyers, accountants, specialists in niche areas (transfer pricing, R&D, capital allowances and others) valuation experts and other relevant professionals, as well as people within HMRC.
Alanna Torossian, PR Account Manager, Rock Kitchen Harris
As part of a full service agency, I am responsible for managing various public relations accounts. My day to day duties include writing press releases to send to journalists, managing any media enquiries from media outlets, implementing PR strategies for new clients and managing junior members of the team. Our clients vary from house builders to theme parks so every day is very different. It is my responsibility to ensure my clients uphold a great reputation and are making a positive impact in the local community.
Zobair Moti, Systems Lead Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover
Zubair was born in Kenya and moved to Leicester at the age of 4. From a young age, he has always been interested in trying to work out how things work and ways to fix them when they break. Whilst growing up, he realised the importance of STEM in the lives of people and decided he wanted to be an engineer to help improve the design and efficiency of products around us.
He completed his MEng in Systems Engineering at Loughborough University in 2010. Since graduating, he has held a number of engineering and business improvement positions which have given him the opportunity to live and work in the UK and abroad. In his current role at Jaguar Land Rover, he is responsible for delivering autonomous driving features into the next generation of vehicles. One of his next career goals is to become a chartered engineer.
Outside of work, Zubair loves spending time helping young people as he finds this very rewarding. In his role as a STEM Ambassador since 2013, he has been invited by schools to deliver career talks to large groups and to promote STEM related subjects. Additionally, Zubair is an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship Mentor helping to advise students who are interested in pursuing a career in engineering. Lastly, through his passion for football and giving back, Zubair has become an FA Qualified football coach and currently manages an under 12s team competing in the Leicestershire Foxes League.