Elizabeth Young is the founding owner and CEO for Fawley Independent Day Nursery and FNTC. Elizabeth established the 62 place nursery in 1997 whilst continuing her successful career in teaching, the nursery grew very quickly in popularity as did the need for employing professional staff to deliver the mission of delivering exceptional standards of care and education.
The limited supply of suitably qualified and experienced staff prompted Elizabeth to ‘train her own’ and so the training centre was established, with recognition from other nurseries of the highly trained staff being developed at the nursery many local nurseries requested Elizabeth to train their staff and so the centre grew and currently works with over 200 employers delivering training solutions to circa 500 students.
Elizabeth is a natural entrepreneur with a commitment and desire for improving life chances of children and people of all ages and is motivated to see the continual improvements the team make living the FNTC PRIDE values.
Tina Turner has been the interim CEO at FNTC since January 2015, although Tina has been working with Elizabeth Young the Centre owner and CEO since 1997, originally setting up the Day Nursery and then later (2000) opening the Training Centre. In 2004 Tina decided to broaden her horizons by working in various colleges as a senior manager and in 2010 set up her own company Management for FE Limited.
Tina specialises in providing interim management support and consultancy to the further education and skills sector and has successfully supported colleges and training providers in improving the quality of learner experience, success rates and financial efficiency.
Tina is results focused and gains particular satisfaction from improving the learner experience whilst making sustainable changes to the organisation and is proud to be part of the successful FNTC team.
Heath Rawles, Director of Finance and Growth, has worked at FNTC since 2001 and seen the provision expand from the initial concept of Fawley Nursery Training Centre delivering solely childcare, right through to the curriculum offer now. Having steered FNTC through a variety of government funding programmes such as Train to Gain and e2e, Heath is now preparing for what he says is going to be a significant change in the funding methodology, as a result of the recent reforms, with his mantra being “The Road to Commercial”.
Heath is a supportive, optimistic person who thrives on understanding and implementing change and enjoys working at FNTC due not only to the diversity in his job role but also working with a focused and fun team.
Bev Samuel has been with FNTC since September 2005 during which time she has had a variety of roles, ranging from Personal Assistant to Elizabeth Young, the Chief Executive Office right through to her current role of Human Resources Officer. Bringing together Bev’s background in HR, keen people focus and desire for a harmonious working environment, bringing a quiet enthusiasm and loyalty to her work, Bev encourages co-operation and flexibility to the overall team.
Bev is consistent and trustworthy and ensures other team members are comfortable, which all helps in encouraging the team to honour its commitments and move forward with a positive and cohesive approach.
Tracey Cooper has been the Business Curriculum Coordinator since August 2011, although Tracey has been working with FNTC Training and Consultancy since 2001, where she started with the company as an Administrative apprentice undertaking her NVQ Business and Administration Level 3, she also supported our sister company Fawley Independent Day Nursery .
In 2004 Tracey went on to embark upon her assessor journey, once she completed her NVQ Level 4 Business and Administration. Tracey then went on to undertake her Internal Verifiers qualification, which enabled her to become the lead IQA for the Business area. As well as working for FNTC, Tracey also works for a private stamp dealer coordinating their events.
Tracey specialises in Quality Assurance and the day to day management of the Business curriculum team and has successfully supported a range of learners, employers and assessors in improving the quality of learner experience, workforce skills and success rates.
Sara joined the FNTC team in 2018, taking on the role of Growth & Marketing Manager. Sara has been working in the apprenticeships sector for 9 years, having started her journey as apprenticeship resourcer and quickly finding her way into business development, and then onwards to business manager. To Sara the key to growing business is building and maintaining relationships with both employers and learners, alongside building a strong brand and marketing strategy.
Beth joined FNTC as Digital Marketing Apprentice in 2018. After discovering the many opportunities FNTC offer for people through work-based learning programmes, Beth continued to learn more about apprenticeship resourcing and recruitment. After her skills being recognised in this department, Beth is now Student Liaison Officer and works to recruit learners into apprenticeships and our Pre-Apprenticeship Programme. Beth is passionate about spreading awareness of apprenticeships and traineeships and providing information, advice and guidance to young people to support them in starting a career.
Jamie is the Senior Business Development Officer covering Hampshire he joined FNTC in 2018.
He has worked within the training sector since 2013 and has a wealth of experience delivering Traineeships and Apprenticeships. He has experience within several sectors including Administration, Digital Marketing, Accountancy, Customer service, HR, Management, Childcare and functional skills.
Having a strong sales background Jamie has previous experience of working in recruitment and estate agency and has transferred these skills into his current role to help him give the best possible service. Jamie is passionate about creating opportunities for employers and learners to achieve their maximum potential through work based learning programmes.