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CAREER PROGRESSION – Achieving career goals at Regent College

Celebrating colleague career progression and successes

At Regent College, we pride ourselves on our commitment to fostering career progression and personal growth. Colleagues have the opportunity to train and upskill whilst on the job and gain qualifications at the same time.


We’re shining a spotlight on the fast-track successes of colleagues. They joined as learning support workers and have progressed to achieve career goals.


If you’re feeling inspired by our colleagues’ successes, join our team.


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Hannah Roper – Progression from Learning Support Worker to Rebound Therapist

“I have worked at Regent College for a year and a half. I completed an ICT level 2, safeguarding level 2, and a level 3 learning mentor apprenticeship alongside my learning support worker role.


"I also progressed to be a session lead in rebound therapy, where I have completed a level 2 rebound therapist course.


“I thoroughly enjoy working at Regent College and don’t see myself working anywhere else, any time soon.”

Julia Bossons – Progression Learning Support Worker to Transition Link Worker

“I have worked at Regent College for 20 years. I started my journey as a learning support worker, working term time whilst raising my four children.


“Over the years, as my family circumstances changed, I had the opportunity to progress onto different roles such as senior learning support, session lead, and now my current role as a full-time transition link worker.


“I have gained valuable experience in all roles and am grateful for the support from senior management to learn new skills and progress.”

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Jo Rushton – Progression Learning Support Worker to Session Lead and Personal Tutor

“I have worked at Regent College for eight years. I enjoy working here, it is a warm and encouraging environment.


“I have completed functional skills and ICT level 2 course, as well as safeguarding level 2. This enabled me to complete a learner mentor level 3 qualification, which allowed me to progress further.


“I progressed from a learning support worker to session lead. I am also a personal tutor for two students.


“I am very proud of what I have achieved and am grateful to Regent College for giving me these opportunities and believing in me.”

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Lily Sunter – Progression Learning Support Worker to Rebound Therapist and Personal Tutor

“I started as a learning support worker when I joined Regent College seven years ago.


“As part of my progression, I was offered the opportunity to complete the learner mentor level 3 qualification, where I achieved a distinction alongside a level 2 ICT qualification.


“A rebound therapist job became available and colleagues were encouraged to apply for the role. I felt empowered to apply and was delighted to get the job. I completed a level 2 rebound therapy course and became a session lead.


"After two years of teaching rebound therapy, I was then offered an opportunity to become a personal tutor to one learner to gain experience in a new role. This involves more planning and responsibilities, enabling me to continue progressing within the college and my career.”

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Charlotte Burgess – Progression Learning Support Worker to Travel Trainer and Personal Tutor

“I joined Regent College in 2018. In my role as a learning support worker, I was responsible for supporting and assisting with learning, personal needs, and behaviours, and promoting independence and life skills whilst working under the guidance and support of the tutors.


“I was very passionate and committed to the role for over two years. When an opportunity became available for a Travel Training position, I felt empowered to apply.


“The role entails planning sessions, running the sessions, and teaching a variety of life skills, such as road safety, public transport, social skills, and personal safety within the community.


“This new role enhanced my confidence. I had the opportunity to adapt my personal development and enrolled on the level 3 learning mentor, which was a 12-month course. It was very beneficial to my role. I passed with a distinction.


“I was then offered another role of a personal tutor to two learners. I have the opportunity to adapt and learn even more new skills, which I look forward to.


“I would like to thank Regent College for these amazing opportunities and all the support given.”

Amy Flanagan – Progression Learning Support Worker to Travel Trainer & Personal Tutor

“I joined Regent College in 2017 as a learning support worker. I was able to develop confidence and strategies to support young adults with learning disabilities in an educational setting.


“In 2022, I applied for the travel training position. Due to my experience at Regent College, and the support from my colleagues, I was successful in the interview. My current position as a travel trainer has helped me to develop more understanding of the education curriculum, so I’m able to support learners in travel training to a high standard.


“In 2023, I was empowered to further my career in education by taking on the role of a personal tutor for two learners. This role has equipped me with the knowledge and understanding needed to progress in my career as a personal tutor and session lead.


“I’m thankful to all my colleagues and senior management team for all the support I have received to help me achieve my goals at Regent College.”

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