Each month we would like to introduce you to a new member of staff that has joined the B-Skill team.

In this month’s Employee Spotlight interview, we would like to introduce you all to Lora Cartwright!

Let’s find out more about Lora….

Name: Lora Cartwright

Job Role: Learning and Development Coach

How long have you worked in this industry?

Coming up to 11 years. I initially worked as a secondary school teacher with the 14-19 age range before moving to the apprenticeship sector in early 2012.  Over the last 9 years, I worked for a large apprenticeship training provider in a number of roles including Assessor, IQA, Lead IQA and Apprenticeship Performance Manager. I got to the stage where I realised it was time for a new challenge and I wanted to return to my true passion of working directly with learners. I am excited to have gained the opportunity to work with B-Skill as a Management LDC and to be back to doing what I enjoy best.

How has your first few weeks been at B-Skill? 

Fantastic, everyone in the team is great and so passionate about what they do. There is a real commitment to getting things right for the learner and I am pleased to be part of B Skill’s growth in the apprenticeship provision.

When you are not working what are your hobbies/what do you like to do outside work?

I try my best to keep fit and absolutely love Les Mills Body Attack. Otherwise, I like spending time with my husband and entertaining my three cats! I relocated from Cornwall to the North East earlier this year and have been enjoying exploring the area.

Favourite chocolate bar? 

Fruit and nut or controversially a Bounty.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

As cliché as it sounds, it would have to be the ability to bring happiness and equality to the world, and stop suffering and poverty.

Interesting fact that most people don’t know about you?

I completed a degree in Podiatry many years ago meaning I am qualified (I use the term loosely as I have forgotten most of it now) to diagnose and treat foot conditions.

Sadly, I realised in the final year that it wasn’t the profession for me, but I finished the degree anyway. However, in the end, this turned out well because having a degree allowed me to later gain access to the PGCE, which is how I ended up in the education and training sector. So, it got me to the final career I love, even if it was a bit of a strange way around!