Nicola ThorpeClient Relationship Partner

What makes you tick?

Family is everything. I am a wife and mother to 3 children, and I can fit my role around the children, giving me an outstanding work-life balance. I enjoy seeing the children grow up doing different activities and seeing them smile. I love to cook and bake and regularly have the children helping me in the kitchen! We also like the outdoors and enjoy days at the park or long walks as a family.

I have worked in recruitment for over 20 years, mainly in education and finance. It is a great feeling to see you have placed someone into the right role or helped them develop within their career. I enjoy building rapport with clients and finding the right people for their organisation. I enjoy speaking with various people, and everyone has a different story; every day is enjoyable!

What do you do at Train Together?

I am a Client Relationship Partner, and my role is to develop lasting relationships within primary and secondary schools, MATs and private sector nurseries across the east midlands. I need to understand their setting and how I can support them through the training and development of existing and new staff.  I engage with learners to establish the right course and get them on the right career pathway.

Seeing people grow and develop, being happy in their roles and having a sense of achievement gives me great job satisfaction.