WiderLearning

We provide services and support to schools, other learning providers and organisations. Our focus is on the needs of children and young people beyond the core curriculum.

Sector : Education, Training & Teaching

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Where is your business based?

We are based at: The Workspace, All Saints Road, Wolverhampton. WV2 1EL

What is your name?

Paul Bellamy

What is your role within the business?

Director

What does your business do?

We provide services and support to schools, other learning providers and organisations. Our focus is on the personal development needs of all children and young people beyond the formal core curriculum. We are passionate about providing opportunities to improve the skills, character traits, emotional intelligence and awareness of progression options that help all young people make appropriate decisions in the present, and for their future.

What is special about your business - what makes it a great place to work?

We are a small local business with bags of experience. We believe we are extremely responsive to the needs of individual customers and have a wealth of experience to offer. We are very proud and protective of our reputation for the quality of our service delivery.

How many people do you employ?

6

What skills and qualities do you look for in new employees? Why should people look at jobs in this sector?

We look for a high level of commitment and dedication to the work we are doing to improve peoples life chances. We expect reliable, highly professional, people who can be role models to motivate and inspire the young people we work with. We are always looking for people who can demonstrate initiative, ideas and an understanding of where our business is going.

What other job roles do you have in your business?

Teachers and delivery trainers. Administrative, financial and business support. Marketing and promotion. A good coffee maker (joint responsibility held by the two Directors).

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Karen Flavell

Job role: Management And Executive

Describe what you do in your job. What is a typical day like?

Every day is different.

Was this your first job? What other jobs or work experience have you had?

When I left school I worked for Barclays Bank for 13 years until I had my children. I then had several voluntary roles within nurseries and school, these included finance and working with small groups of children. I then worked for Wolverhampton City Council in the education department.

What process did you have to follow to get your job?

Paul & I decided to set up WiderLearning because of the changes that were taking place in our previous jobs. We wanted to take control of our futures. Our previous experience, a passion for the work we do and being willing to work hard, take a risk and learn new skills motivated us.

What is great about your job? What part of your job do you enjoy the most?

The flexibility, responsibility and autonomy. I am in control of my working day

What training do you get at work to help you do your job role?

As the need arises. We are constantly looking to keep our skills and experience as relevant as possible.

What skills are required to do your job?

Flexibility, initiative, motivation and hard work.

What role-specific qualifications do you think are needed to do your job?

No

What is your personality type?

  • Entrepreneur - Smart, energetic and very wise people, who truly enjoy living on the edge.

How many years of experience do you need to do your job?

  • 10 years or more experience

How much can you earn in your job?

  • Prefer not to say

Management And Executive

Work Experience : Work Experience

We will always consider a request for work experience. Please contact us to discuss this.