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Meet the Work Place­ment Team

Not­ting­ham Col­lege’s Work Place­ment Team will work close­ly with you to find the per­fect stu­dent to under­take work expe­ri­ence with­in your organisation.

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Tom Walk­er

Work Place­ment Team Leader

I’m Tom, the Work Place­ment Team Leader. I work behind the scenes to sup­port the work place­ment staff. 

The part of the role I enjoy most is cre­at­ing an envi­ron­ment in which the team can bring new ideas, work togeth­er and pro­vide work place­ments for our students.

Out­side of work I enjoy being out­side — kayak­ing, moun­tain bik­ing, ski­ing, camp­ing and walk­ing the dogs! 

T: 07971 109793

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Emma Foun­tain

Work Place­ment Officer

Hi, I’m Emma, the Work Place­ment Offi­cer for Con­struc­tion, Built Envi­ron­ment, Engi­neer­ing and Auto­mo­tive. I absolute­ly love find­ing and sourc­ing Work Place­ments and engag­ing with all the employ­ers that offer these inter­est­ing and excit­ing place­ments for the stu­dents here at Not­ting­ham College.

Before I joined Not­ting­ham Col­lege, I had long careers in hos­pi­tal­i­ty, appren­tice­ships and teach­ing. My aca­d­e­m­ic qual­i­fi­ca­tions include assess­ing and teach­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions (includ­ing a first class BA HONS in SEND). 

My favourite pas­times include spend­ing time with my fam­i­ly and friends, cook­ing and trav­el­ling. I’ve vis­it­ed so many beau­ti­ful places and intend to vis­it so many more.

T: 07971 109799

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Richard Hod­gins

Work Place­ment Officer

Hi, I’m Richard, the Work Place­ment Offi­cer for the Aca­d­e­m­ic and Pro­fes­sion­al fac­ul­ty area. I am an employ­ment spe­cial­ist with over 18 years of expe­ri­ence in dif­fer­ent sectors.

I am a real believ­er in work place­ments as I have seen, on many occa­sions, the ways in which they can ben­e­fit stu­dents. Whether that be gain­ing paid employ­ment, improv­ing CVs, learn­ing new skills or just enjoy­ing the time spent in a real work­ing environment. 

Away from work I enjoy sport, trav­el, read­ing and am a proud father.

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Nadine Rose

Work Place­ment Officer

Hey, I’m Nadine, the Work Place­ment Offi­cer for Art, Design, Fash­ion and Per­for­mance Arts cours­es. I love cre­at­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple, and engag­ing with employ­ers to source place­ments allows me to do just that!

Away from work, you’ll gen­er­al­ly find me sat or walk­ing by water or amongst green­ery. If I’m not out­side some­where qui­et, I’ll be at home read­ing, knit­ting, lis­ten­ing to music or sat in silence but I may also be some­where hav­ing a sing song with my choir friends. I’m an ambivert, if you ever saw one! 

T: 07971 109484

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Jen­nifer Basi

Work Place­ment Coach

I’m Jen­ni, the Work Place­ment Coach for Art, Design, Fash­ion and Per­for­mance Arts courses.

I, myself, have stud­ied Art and Tex­tiles for approx­i­mate­ly 8 years, as well as teach­ing it. This expe­ri­ence has giv­en me a good knowl­edge of these sub­jects, as well as an under­stand­ing of the indus­try demands that cre­ative stu­dents face. 

In my spare time you will most like­ly find me watch­ing a Louis Ther­oux doc­u­men­tary while cre­at­ing my own artwork.

T: 07971 109948

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Emma Blom­field

Work Place­ment Coach

I’m Emma, the Work Place­ment Coach for Cre­ative and Digital.

Before work­ing at Not­ting­ham Col­lege I trav­elled around the UK work­ing with­in hos­pi­tal­i­ty, out­door edu­ca­tion and youth work. 

When I’m not work­ing, you’ll find me learn­ing British Sign Lan­guage at Not­ting­hamshire Deaf Soci­ety, con­vert­ing my VW Cad­dy into a camper and pad­dle board­ing with my dog, Eddie.

T: 07973 829604

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Hol­ly Onstenk

Work Place­ment Coach

Hi, I’m Hol­ly the Work Place­ment Offi­cer for Cater­ing & Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Sport & Pub­lic Ser­vices, Hair & Beau­ty and Trav­el & Tourism.

As a work place­ment offi­cer I am pas­sion­ate about find­ing work place­ments that are not only mean­ing­ful but also acces­si­ble to every student.

Before work­ing at Not­ting­ham Col­lege, I attend­ed Not­ting­ham Trent Uni­ver­si­ty to achieve my BA and MA. I also worked pre­vi­ous­ly as a work place­ment coach!

When I’m not work­ing I am usu­al­ly play­ing net­ball, run­ning, or studying.

T: 07973 834138

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Chan­té Woodhouse

Work Place­ment Coach

I’m Chan­té, the Work Place­ment Coach for Con­struc­tion, Built Envi­ron­ment, Engi­neer­ing and Auto­mo­tive. I will be here to sup­port your needs and help find a place­ment best suit­ed to you.

I grad­u­at­ed from Not­ting­ham Trent uni­ver­si­ty with a BA(hons) degree in Ear­ly Years and Psy­chol­o­gy. Since then I have worked in the Edu­ca­tion sec­tor, where I have gained valu­able skills which has enabled me to sup­port and encour­age oth­ers, which also moti­vates me to do well.

When I’m not work­ing, I enjoy explor­ing new places with my friends, whether that’s in the UK or trav­el­ling abroad. 

T: 07971 109800

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Lau­ra Doy

Work Place­ment Coach

Hi, I’m Lau­ra, the Work Place­ment Coach for Cater­ing & Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Sport & Pub­lic Ser­vices, Hair & Beau­ty, and Trav­el & Tourism.

I have worked in a range of sec­tors from Events, Edu­ca­tion, and Trav­el & Tourism. I stud­ied Trav­el and Tourism at this col­lege, and went on to study an Events Man­age­ment degree, and more recent­ly my Teach­ing qualification.

As a pre­vi­ous stu­dent of this col­lege, I am now look­ing to con­tribute to the life of the cur­rent stu­dents through sup­port­ing them to gain work expe­ri­ence in a sec­tor they are pas­sion­ate about, or just want to try before fin­ish­ing their course. I always like to try new expe­ri­ences, so would love to encour­age the stu­dents to also try new opportunities.

When I’m not work­ing, you’ll find me learn­ing Span­ish, or singing and danc­ing to my favourite musi­cals. I also like to socialise, meet new peo­ple, and learn about dif­fer­ent cul­tures, so my aim is to trav­el as much as possible.

T: 07971109566