Meet the Team
Meet the team who will support you through your apprenticeship journey with Shared Apprenticeships South West:
Julia Coulton – Business Manager
Julia Coulton is our Business Manager. She manages the development and delivery of Shared Apprenticeships South West. Always at the end of the phone, email or text, Julia makes regular visits to our apprentices on site and at college to review their progress and discuss future plans. Julia works in partnership with our host contractors to help them deliver their apprenticeship commitments and to develop future placement opportunities.
Julia has an economic & skills development background and has worked across a range of industries and within family support. Having studied a vocational qualification herself, Julia is a true advocate of apprenticeships and firmly believes in the value of mentor support throughout the programme.
Phone: 07718 338879
John McColl – Business Lead
John McColl is the Business Development Lead. He designs bespoke apprenticeship solutions that are tailored around the specific labour needs of each contractor we partner with.
Experienced in project management and training, John will visit you on site or in the office to quickly review your likely needs and help you to establish what blend of bespoke and traditional approaches will best serve you.
After serving a four-year apprenticeship as an indentured Shipwright, John later went to gaining a PhD in Urban Regeneration as well as delivering on the ground capital and revenue projects. Experienced in construction apprenticeships, he is also a teacher/assessor and is a subject specialist teacher in English and Maths.
Phone: 07808 699375
Nadia Connabeer – Apprentice Mentor and Recruitment Manager
Nadia is our Apprentice Mentor for the Plymouth, Exeter and Dorset area. She works closely with her apprentices, reviewing their work at college and onsite. Nadia is always reachable whether it be by phone, email or text to help with any issues. Nadia is also responsible for coordinating SASW’s recruitment process to ensure that SASW continue to recruit high-quality candidates to start their life-long career in the Construction Industry.
Before starting with Shared Apprenticeships South West, Nadia was working as a fully qualified Bench Joiner having studied through an apprenticeship, alongside which Nadia also studied Furniture Making. Nadia has a wealth of knowledge around the construction industry, as well as first-hand experience of being an apprentice. Being a multiple award winner, she is keen to see apprentices become successful in their chosen career.
Phone: 07753 616430
Caroline Ford – Scheme Administrator
Caroline is our Scheme Administrator. She deals with payroll, expenses and finance and is happy to answer any queries by phone or email.
Caroline has a varied administrative background working for both the public and private sector. During her time working for a local authority she has gained extensive knowledge of the Data Protection Act and more recently, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
She is a strong believer in Apprenticeships and the value apprentices can add to a business.