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Ashley CV 2017

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Ashley CV 2017

  1. 1. Ashley Wilkinson Tel: 0116 284 9335 Mobile: 07982012770 Email: Profile I am a qualified and experienced employability coach and tutor with business & social enterprise experience and excellent project management and networking skills. I have managed a number of projects including successfully launching, coordinating and managing new Traineeship and Apprenticeship programmes, with responsibility for recruitment of learners, delivery of training and progression. I am an excellent communicator, highly professional and enthusiastic. I take great pride in allowing my clients to progress, by instilling focus and agreeing realistic objectives, coupled with my enthusiasm and ability to project confidence. I have a wide range of practical experience and success in retail, people management, sales, marketing, advertising, finance and ICT. Key Skills and Achievements • Excellent communication skills on all levels. • Enthusiastic, resilient and persuasive to ensure targets exceeded • Highly professional attitude. • Demands high standards for personal and team performance. • Creative, with a lively imaginative personality. • Strong organisation skills Employment History 2016 - 2017 Babington Group East Midlands Regional Recruitment Consultant This is a new role within Company, I have responsibility for working with Trainees as they come towards the end of the Traineeship, to help them progress into Apprenticeship. Role involves working with Centre Managers to identify suitable candidates, coaching and preparing for applications and interviews. Recruiting new Employers to sell Babington Group Apprenticeship and managing performance 2015 - 2016 InTraining Leicestershire Career Coach Managing and delivering Traineeship programmes. I successfully ran a pilot scheme, which I then managed and rolled out across Leicestershire. Involves extensive networking to JCP, agencies, local employers and colleagues across several sites, to recruit trainees, deliver training and arrange quality placements. I also coached trainees through the process to maximise positive outcomes 2014 – 2015 InTraining Hinckley ERS and Functional Skills Tutor Planning, delivering and administrating a range of Accredited Functional Skills (ICT, Maths and English), and Vocational Training including Work Skills, Employability, Customer Service, Retail, Business Administration and Self Employment, to enable learners to gain qualifications and improve skills, to support return to work. I work closely with Job Centre Plus, In Training advisors and other providers to recruit learners and ensure training is delivered to meet learner and refer requirements.
  2. 2. 2010 – 2014 Learndirect Warwickshire Employability Coach I had sole responsibility for the successful delivery of Job Search Support contract in Nuneaton including liaison with JCP advisors and managers, planning and implementing a variety of courses, inductions and Job Search Advice sessions to meet Job Centre requirements. I managed a caseload of clients and delivered workshops & IAG, to support unemployed people back into work. Working to high standards of delivery and achieving excellent feedback, I have successfully helped many people to gain confidence, focus and training to get back into work. 2007 – 2010 Coventry & Warwickshire CDA Nuneaton Business Development Adviser I worked on a regeneration project, in an area of high economic and social deprivation, including the delivery of IAG, on all aspects of Jobs support and project managing Business Start-up project. I worked with individuals and community groups, to successfully set up and run new businesses and Not for Profit Social Enterprises, including business planning and completion of funding applications 2004 – 2007 Business in Prisons East Midlands Business Adviser Managed a project, working with serving prisoners on 1:1 basis and in groups, giving advice and guidance on preparing, researching and implementing business plans to help them to set up their own business, access training or gain employment upon release. Includes networking within the Prison service, overcoming objections and extensive networking with support organisations including Business Links, Enterprise Agencies, The Prince’s Trust and New Deal providers. 2002 – 2004 The Princes’ Trust Leicester Business Support Manager Working closely with young people, giving advice and guidance on preparation of business plans. Also supporting applications to The Prince’s Trust panel for funding, with ongoing support of SMEs. Extensive networking, presentations and working with Leicestershire organisations and businesses to achieve Trust objectives for all programmes, recruit business mentors and achieve excellent support for SMEs, leading up to start up and in early years of getting established. Prior to this I have had a varied career in Banking, Financial Services and Retail. I was Manager of a successful branch, with full responsibility for staff recruitment, training and ensuring targets for sales and customer satisfaction maintained, plus security and accurate working. In addition I spent 6 years in Marketing, Promotions and Events, promoting the Banks agricultural policy to branch managers and customers. With particular responsibility for organising, coordinating and attending promotional events, shows and sponsorships. I also helped with production of leaflets, promotional materials and edited quarterly digest. Qualifications and Training 2016 Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace 2016 Level 3 Safeguarding Training for Safeguarding Reps and Managers 2014 BCS Level 2 ICT 2011 PTLLS 2011 NVQ Level 2 Customer Service 2008 OCR Level 3 NVQ Information Advice and Guidance 2008 SFEDI Business Advisor Award and Social Enterprise Award (NVQ 4 equivalent) Institute of Leadership & Management Business Advisor and Social Enterprise Advisor
  3. 3. Attended various personal development workshops and courses including managing conflict, end of year accounts, and marketing, financial performance. Interests In my spare time I keep fit and have been a member of a local fitness centre for a number of years, taking part in circuit training, yoga and boot camp. I have also helped to organise a long distance hike, raising funds for a local hospice as well as completing the 3 Peaks challenge and several ‘fun run’ events. I am a member of the local allotment society and enjoy growing my own fruit, vegetables and fruit. I am also planned giving officer and a member of local PCC

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