Meet the Team

Meet the Team

At Blue Apple Training we love our team of dedicated and highly qualified staff and pride ourselves on having a real family feel. We recruit staff with a shared common ethos and with principles of respecting and helping others. We self-govern our attitudes, commitment and passion in our pursuit of continuous improvement by frequently asking each other “Is that the Blue Apple Training way?”

The “Blue Apple Training way” is going the extra 10 miles in whatever we do. Meet our amazing team by clicking below

John Perrin

Director – John has 17 years’ experience working in the Education and Skills sector including in Secondary Education as an Assistant Head Teacher and Director of Specialism...

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Mike Gore

Director –  Mike has a wealth of experience of the Welfare to Work industry with this being his 17th year in the sector. Mike has a genuine passion for people and loves help...

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Tracey Morewood

Director of Operations – Tracey has been with Blue Apple since June 2012, she is the author of “How to get on the employment ladder” and is an experienced Manager who was...

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Daniel Farrell

Data & Compliance Manager – Daniel has a wide range of experience within the public and private sector, operating for 10 years in senior management positions including ma...

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Emma Holdsworth

Head of Data, Audit & Compliance – Emma is our Head of Apprenticeships, she has worked in the Education and Training sector for over 15 years. She is a qualified assessor...

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Kevan McCarthy

STEP Manager / Work Routes Interim Manager – Kevan is a highly motivated, focused and dedicated individual who has experience working with all levels of people. He loves to c...

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Aiysha Ahmed

Huddersfield Centre Manager – Aiysha has been with Blue Apple for three years, initially starting off as the Huddersfield Tutor. She has also helped to deliver our Traineeshi...

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Carlos Pires

Employment Advisor – In summer 2018, Carlos came over from Brazil to join the Blue Apple Training team as our Step Manager.  He has extensive work experience helping people ...

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Vikky Bailey

Employer Engagement Executive –   Vikky is a tenacious and bubbly true Yorkshire lass with a fresh, straight talking approach and a passion for going the extra mile to h...

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Julie Reid

Employment Advisor – After completing a Blue Apple ‘Work Skills’ course in January 2017, Julie volunteered as a classroom assistant for the company and impressed...

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Jon Darcy

Employment Advisor –  Jon has a vast amount of knowledge in Welfare to Work with for over 10 years’ experience in the sector. Jon is caring, compassionate and helps people...

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Jim Bloom

Tutor –  Jim has been with Blue Apple as a qualified tutor for 2 years now. He is enthusiastic, passionate and always goes the extra mile to help his learners. Having been a...

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Saffron Stanfield

Tutor – Saffron joined the Blue Apple family in 2017, from her previous career as a tutor and lecturer in Biosciences, (despite declaring at age 18 that the one job she would...

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Robyn Atkinson

Tutor – Robyn has attended University for the past 5 years studying Psychology up to Masters level, whilst at the same time, working within the customer service and telecomm...

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Alison Elsayed

Tutor Team Manager – Alison – known as Allie – has 20 years’ experience of teaching and managing in Adult Education. She studied Business Management at Doncaste...

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Richard Bates

Tutor – Richard worked in Sales for many years, including running his own business.  During his time in sales he progressed from sales assistant to sales manager, then to di...

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Karl Place

Tutor – Karl has 7 years experience working in secondary schools within the Leeds area where he taught Art and design, English and Maths. He has also worked at a pupil referr...

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Bridget Relton

Administrator – Bridget has a background in Administration and Health and Safety and has previously worked for a local charity, Canopy Housing Project, up to December 2015. ...

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Laura Gibbs

Administration Assistant – Laura joined the team after successfully completing a ‘Work Skills’ course with our tutor Jim at Blue Apple Training in March 2017. She...

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Susan Hashmi

Administration Assistant – Sue has been with Blue Apple since October 2017 and possesses a strong background in general administration. During her career she has developed sk...

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