I am the Jon Egging Trust Youth Liaison Officer (JETLO) for Dorset. I am responsible for designing fun and inclusive sessions to meet the learning outcomes of our Blue Skies programme. I work closely with our schools and key partners in Dorset to deliver these sessions and support the students through the programme, ensuring that we identify and reduce the barriers to young people’s participation, learning and achievement. I also manage a vibrant Inspirational Outreach programme with a number of dedicated volunteers and I am always on the look out for new activity ideas and opportunities to develop new connections for both our Blue Skies and Inspirational Outreach programmes.
My working life started as an Assistant Air Traffic Controller and I joined the National Air Traffic Services (formerly Civil Aviation Authority) and worked for the company for 25 years. I left in December 2014 as an Air Traffic Project Specialist, a role that involved training student Air Traffic Controllers.
I enjoy working with the Jon Egging Trust because seeing the Blue Skies participants gain confidence is so rewarding. They are learning the value of teamwork and communication and are discovering their potential through our sessions.