Back to school with top advice

SHAPING FUTURES: TBG senior staff Tina Coupland and John Mapletoft with TBG marketing and sales executive Jamie Brentnall.
SHAPING FUTURES: TBG senior staff Tina Coupland and John Mapletoft with TBG marketing and sales executive Jamie Brentnall.

AN ALFRETON teenager has gone back to his former school as an employment advisor for one of the UK’s leading training providers.

Jamie Brentnall left Frederick Gent School, South Normanton, to work for a high street confectionary chain before being made redundant but after visiting Alfreton town centre’s training centre TBG Learning he went from learner to employee.

He is now TBG’s marketing and sales co-ordinator and is encouraging others to seek out training by going into local schools and talking to students and the first school he visited was Frederick Gent.

Jamie, 19, said: “I joined the Education to Employment E2E course at TBG Learning before being offered a full-time role in administration.

“I moved into marketing and I’m really enjoying getting out and promoting what we do and speaking to people.

“Frederick Gent was the first school I visited and obviously I knew all the teachers so they let me come in.”

TBG Learning is a national not-for-profit organisation that helps 30,000 people break down barriers to employment every year by offering employability and training opportunities.

Cherry Brooks, LBG Learning business manager, said: “The fact that Jamie has been through our training process himself puts him in a fantastic position to accurately describe its benefits to those thinking of participating.”