Say hello to our friendly team
We believe that thriving staff create a thriving work environment, benefiting all of our students.
Say hello to the people that make it possible!
Nick name: ‘Boss’.
Teaches: I’m the Manager of the centre and I also teach Bricklaying, Health and Safety & CSCS card.
How long have you been at PVC? Since the centre opened on 2nd Feb 2009.
Best thing about working at PVC? Everyday is different. It’s really rewarding when you see students gaining confidence, progressing towards a positive outcome. I also have a fantastic team.
One interesting fact about me: I once climbed to Everest ‘Basecamp’ which is over 17,000 ft high.
Nick name: Rach
What's your role? I am the Administration Officer and Mental Health First Aider
How long have you worked with PVC? Just over 12 months
What's the best thing about working at PVC? No two days are the same, it keeps you on your toes. I have a good rapport with colleagues and students and enjoy playing a game of pool or two with them.
One interesting fact about you?I am terrified of canoeing after struggling to get of one when I capsized on Lake Annecy. I have not been in one since.
Nick name: Kes
Teaches: I’m the Business Support Officer
How long have you been at PVC? Since 3rd September 2018
Best thing about working at PVC? It’s a friendly and positive environment with loads of energy. I really enjoy meeting the students and watching them develop and grow every day.
One interesting fact about me: I completed a full marathon on roller boots. .
Teaches: Plumbing and Building Maintenance
How long have you been at PVC: Since 8th January 2018
Career before working at PVC: I did a 3 year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship. I spent one year as a qualified Joiner on domestic and commercial sites across Lancashire. I then worked as a self-employed Dry Liner building metal partitions and ceilings on commercial sites across the country.
Beat thing about PVC: The fantastic team and watching the students grow in confidence.
One interesting fact about me: I played ice hockey till I was 15 and I am also a qualified FA football coach and manage a team..
Favourite phrase: Life's about choices
Teaches: Plastering as a main trade and covers all other trades including Health and Safety, CSCS Card trainingPlastering as a main trade and covers all other trades including Health and Safety, CSCS Card training
How long have you been at PVC? Since November 2011
Best thing about working at PVC? The fantastic team of staff and watching the students progression in skills and life
One interesting fact about me: I served in the British Army (The Queens Lancashire Regiment) for 10 years all over the world and loved every minute of it.
Teaches: Plastering solid, Fibrous plastering, Damp proofing, Building maintenance, Health & safety and manual handling.
How long have you been at PVC? Six years
Best thing about PVC? It gives the students that attend PVC a second chance at education no matter what their background, circumstances or past history. This helps develop their personal and employability skills, to gain the confidence they need to achieve a good career in the construction industry, or other sectors for them to succeed in the future.
One interesting fact about me: Other than my obsession for football. I have a great interest in carp fishing, my record common carp is 50lb and my record catfish is a hoofing 100lb!
Nick name: Nidge
Teaches: Painting and Decorating.
How long have you been at PVC? Four years.
Best thing about working at PVC? Changing students' lives
One interesting fact about me: I once flew a helicopter.
Nick name: Bri
Teaches: Bricklaying, CSCS training, Health and Safety training and Plumbing.
How long have you been at PVC? I started in 2015.
Best thing about working at PVC? Seeing students going to construction.
One interesting fact about me: Once had a shark knock a camera out of my hand while filming.