Meet the team

Coming from a diverse range of backgrounds, our dedicated team combine their expertise to offer first-class support. With experience gained across a variety of sectors, they share a commitment to helping our students to succeed. At Stonebridge Careers Training, we want to make a difference. That’s why we’ve carefully selected people who know their industry inside out and understand what it takes to progress. Get to know our friendly management staff and benefit from their love of learning. Build employability skills and take the first step towards a new job, with their help.

Born in Wigan Lancashire in 1975 Simon has just passed his 41st birthday. Having moved to the rural south of England over 30 years Simon has been privileged to have grown up in what he says is one of the beautiful parts of the Uk -Dorset!

Simon has an extensive background across the health and fitness sector working at senior management level for high street brands such as LA Fitness and Nuffield Health.

More recently Simon has been focused in the education sector and has specialised in particular private and government funded vocational training. Simon now heads up the SCT team as the Chief Operating Officer based in Bournemouth.

Simon is a very commercially focused and ambitious leader with underpinning core values of trust Integrity & honesty so you will always be sure to get an honest straight forward business response to questions and feedback.

Simon has built many high performing commercially focused teams over a number of years across a number of environments staying true to his belief you will always be successful through your people. Lucky enough to have worked with a number of experienced and passionate leaders over the last 20 years he is keen to develop and inspire his STC team.

Simon loves nothing better than spending time with his family however in his downtime he is an extreme exercise geek, he loves road cycling, running and hitting the Gym.
David has worked across multiple sectors in a variety of Jobs that have always been Customer focused, but feels his Career really started once he found his way into Private Education.

Having worked in the Fitness industry since 2010 helping people to achieve and reach personal goals. He decided A change from the gym floor to the Office was necessary using his skills to help tailor and deliver world class Education to young Talent and people wanting to follow their dreams to retrain into new sectors.

David has a real talent for helping others to achieve their goals in delivering products to Customers, whilst being able to build great relationships within B2C and B2B he believes that matching highly Qualified Graduates to industry need is critical.

Outside of work David enjoys spending lots of time with family and Friends and has a keen interest in Class Cars, Motorsport and Clay Pigeon Shooting.

He enjoys the challenge and reward working at Stonebridge Careers Training and looks forward to continually helping people.
Jonjo has collected 4 years of experience within the private training and career placement environment. With his initial position as a customer advisor assisting students in moving towards a dream career. Jonjo now holds the position of Sales Development Manager at Stonebridge Careers Training.

Following a Foundation Diploma Jonjo found more satisfaction and learning from the work environment he entered and short courses to enhance his skills. Alongside his current position Jonjo volunteers time to charities focused on providing career support and opportunities to young people.
Jonjo has a core skill set built around:

  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Training and Development
  • Private Education
  • Sales and customer focussed environments
  • Leadership in those environments

Outside of work Jonjo has a keen interest in technology, sport and live music.
Over the last 19 years Melissa has been employed in a variety of positions within the Health and Fitness Industry, starting her career as a fitness instructor then progressing onto duty management for a number of large operators.

The last 12 have been spent working within education both in a college environment and for private training providers across a range of roles: tutor / assessor, quality assurer and head of training where she managed a large team working across multi sectors. She has experience of working with NVQ’s and vocational qualifications.

Melissa is passionate about meeting the needs of the customers by ensuring the field tutor team delivers exceptional training and education ensuring all customers are industry ready to start their new journey.

Outside of work Melissa enjoys teaching group exercise classes, running or being out on her road bike.

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You can boost your career potential and employability by taking advantage of the specialist CPD courses associated with your main course.

Why study with us?

Because with us you have:

  • Twenty years’ experience in delivering vocational training
  • A solid reputation for top student care
  • Ofqual listed main courses
  • 19+ Advanced Learner Loans to fund your fees
Do you want to update your skills or make a career change? You could be like many of our students who need flexible training. One of the challenges for adult learners is fitting in studying around work, family and friends. We understand that you’re an individual, with unique requirements. We offer two course delivery choices, putting you in control of your qualification.