Katy Cassidy

Katy Cassidy

Katy started her career as an Apprentice, she is a passionate about the apprenticeships route and the opportunities that it can bring to our learners and employers. For Katy, the apprenticeship opened up the doors for a career in education alongside a management degree, and she considers it a privilege to be in her current role working with apprentices every single day. Katy’s role is to lead the apprenticeship team to deliver their vision for outstanding apprenticeships, and she’s proud to work with such great colleagues, employers and apprentices who make every day varied and enjoyable.

Lewis Hooley

Lewis Hooley

Lewis joined East Coast College in 2018 as an Employer Liaison Coordinator. Recently appointed as the Employer Liaison Team Coordinator, his role is now to lead the Employer Liaison Team. He is currently studying Project Management via a Higher Apprenticeship. Lewis is very passionate about creating great relationships with local businesses, to ensure our offering matches exactly what is needed locally.

Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Paul is currently an Employer Liaison Coordinator and has worked at East Coast College since 2007, in a variety of roles within our work based learning team. As an experienced and conscientious member of the team, Paul enjoys good working relationships with many employers throughout the region.

Ginny Bessey

Ginny Bessey

Ginny's role at East Coast College is to develop links with employers and to form long lasting relationships to drive the Apprenticeship provision forward. Ginny has spent many years working within customer service. She has worked at some large local organisations in travel and tourism but also within the third sector, which involved supporting less fortunate and vulnerable people find ways to gain employment.

Jude Parr

Jude Parr

Jude joined East Coast College in 2004 as an Employer Liaison Coordinator after many years working in finance and the offshore industry. She prides herself on maintaining good customer relationships and meeting client needs, ensuring she always gives the best possible service has always been important to her in her role.

Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson

Jack started his career in business as an apprentice with CEFAS working in a project environment as the programme support lead for one of their main commercial contracts. During his time at CEFAS, East Coast College awarded him an award for ‘Business Apprentice of the year’ in recognition of his standard of work completed during his very own apprenticeship journey. Jack has passion for business development and enjoys creating and improving relationships with businesses to provide a quality service. In Jack’s spare time he is an integral part of the Beccles Sea Cadet Unit and enjoys kayaking and sailing at the weekend!

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