The core team is responsible for the day to day operation of the Centre of Work-based Learning including the implementation of strategy, research and events.
David is Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, and since taking up the post in the summer of 2017, has been responsible for developing the Partnership, and implementing the initial three year plan of work.
He has a rich background in economic development, with experience of infrastructure, employability, neighbourhood regeneration and international development.
When not working he will most likely be cycling, cooking, or camping with his family.
Business Support Executive
Kirsty is the Centre for Work-based Learning’s Business Support Executive. Since joining the team in July 2017 she’s been involved in establishing and developing the Centre’s governance structure and reporting processes. Kirsty has also provided business support to our portfolio of projects including the 2017 Symposium hosted by the Centre for Work-based Learning alongside SDS colleagues.
Kirsty joined us from the private sector after completing a graduate scheme with a global IT organisation. She has experience in various roles including providing reporting and analytical support across small and large-scale projects.
When not working you might find Kirsty socialising with her friends and family or planning her next holiday!
Communications & Marketing Assistant
Jake is a Communications & Marketing Assistant at the Centre for Work-based Learning, and since joining us in autumn of 2017, has progressed from his previous role as a Service Design Graduate Intern. Jake works on a wide variety of design and communications activity for the Centre.
Jake graduated from the Glasgow School of Art and has rich multi-disciplinary design background, working on projects based on research, products, services and designed experiences.
Outside of work, Jake can be found taking up his passion for cycling, finding new uses for his 3D printer and working on new projects with other designers.
Partnership Support Executive
Kelly is the Partnership Support Executive for the Centre for Work-based Learning. This involves maintaining the relationships with the Centre’s founding partners, engaging with innovative organisations involved in work-based learning and promoting the Centre’s work to external relations.
Prior to joining the Centre in late 2018, Kelly completed university with a Law degree and took up a graduate post in the Scottish Government’s Employability and Skills Directorate focussing on stakeholder engagement for devolved employability services, before moving to the Corporate Affairs team within Skills Development Scotland.
Out of work Kelly is most likely to be attending her night classes in interior design, cooking or hitting up the gym.
Events Graduate Intern
Caitlin is the Events Intern for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Since joining the team in October, two weeks prior to the Centre’s largest event-Symposium 2018, she has been thrown in the deep end and has been thriving ever since by assisting the delivery of our PRAXIS events. Caitlin is responsible for the delivery of a number of events targeting key stakeholders, training providers, businesses and employers who are developing work-based learning.
Caitlin graduated from the University of West of Scotland with a BA Honours Degree in Events Management. Caitlin is a fluent Gaelic speaker and spent a year at home in Stornoway before joining the Centre, working as a marketing assistant for an agricultural cooperative.
Outside of work Caitlin can be found cooking, socialising with family and friends, attending events and festivals.