Linda Page

Trainer

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What led you to work for PETA?

When I left school, I completed a course in business studies and in my third job, I found my niche working in the Personnel Department of a large national retail organisation.  I gained promotion and had a wide range of responsibilities supporting and training staff.  When I left to have my son, I realised that training was where my heart lay and subsequently worked for organisations developing and delivering training programmes for apprenticeships.  I applied to PETA as it was nearer home whilst my son was growing up and the rest is history!

What is your role at PETA and what drives you to do what you do?

My primary responsibility is the development and delivery of training programmes and although I have held different roles in different areas of the business, training is what I love. I am very self-motivated to research topics, devise and update delivery sessions and this brings rewards when someone blossoms and succeeds; it’s wonderful.

What knowledge/experience do you draw upon for your role?

I have many years’ experience in business and training. Also, having held management roles previously, I find this enables me to understand business needs better and I am able to relay this to apprentices and bring subjects alive with real and relevant examples.

How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?

My training calendar is scheduled through to December 2021 for business apprenticeships and functional skills, so my vision is the whole programme. I need to be effective in planning not only training but other relevant duties such as prep, marking and assessments, and also, working 1-2-1 with different learners with individual needs. I also maintain lists to that I can manage my workload and adapt frequently to issues that continually arise.

What are you passionate about outside of work?

My passion was horses and although I still have an interest, my pets are now budgies. Their antics are amusing. I also enjoy fictional writing and have attended courses. It is good to practise writing in a different genre as it stimulates ideas which I can apply to my job ro

What are your personal values, and what is important to you?

I always strive to do a good job to a good standard. The work I do is moulding others for their future careers and success, and that is very important to me. I value honesty, commitment, hard work, caring for others, good manners and supporting people.e items. It can also mean that I am generous with my time, compassion, and energy.