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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Samantha Page is responsible for business development and marketing for CoTrain. She works with large and small companies in the construction sector and local authorities to help companies win more work whilst training and developing the next generation of skilled & talented workers in the South East.
Sam works with companies to understand their business needs and to identify the best opportunities for 3-12month placements that will give young people the experience required for their construction trade or technician apprenticeship programme. Samantha is passionate about delivering outstanding social value through collaborative action; she’s also passionate about music and is part of a community-led team of volunteers that produces the Basingstoke Live Festival.
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Angela Torr is an Apprenticeship Manager responsible for delivering the Shared Apprenticeship Programme and contributing to the business development of CoTrain.
Working with the CoTrain team to support the apprentices to develop and maintain the skills and experience they need to fulfil their trade, site management and administration apprenticeships, as well as advising in the development of career opportunities post the apprenticeship.
Angela has extensive experience in advising and supporting young people whilst in employment as well as into new employment opportunities. This includes developing relationships and liaising with a number of partners consisting of employers, colleges and other agencies to open up new opportunities and maintain existing relationships; essentially ensuring, the apprentices, employers and the scheme as a whole is well supported and a high quality programme is maintained.
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.
Julian is responsible for the smooth delivery of SECBE projects. From the initial proposal, through to scope development and resource management he ensures that SECBE delivers to its customers.
From a career starting in IBM, where he was a senior Operations Manager, through to companies in the Telco and Build sector, Julian has extensive Business and Operations experience gained at a variety of different companies. He also has an MBA.
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