Meet our team!
Richard started out over 30 years ago as a trainee in the construction industry. He has spent most of his career client facing taking responsibility for strategy, business development, account management and pre-construction activities to ensure client satisfaction.
In his new role, Richard is responsible for the CoTrain programme. He works closely with local authorities, contractors and their supply chains to recruit, employ and support apprentices through a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme.
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Mark joined CoTrain in 2019 as an Apprenticeship Manager.
Mark Pope had been working for CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) for ten years, with 8 of them as an apprenticeship officer in the Southampton Area, with his last two years as the CoTrain Shared Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.
Mark completed a 4 year Electrical Apprenticeship in the early 1980’s and went on to study for an HND in Heavy Current and Electronics. The electrical training has helped Mark follow different career paths working for an Electronics production equipment company for 15 years as an installation engineer, sales engineer and commercial & training Manager. This allowed him to travel with work and he has lived and worked in New York, California and Australia.