Electrical Engineering Tutor
Adrian joined the Vogal Group in September 2016 in the role of Electrical Engineering Tutor and has 7 years teaching experience.
Adrian has over 23 years’ experience as an engineer in avionics and electrical/electronic engineering gathered in the Royal Air Force. His career in the Royal Air Force spanned a significant period of time during which he was able to work on a range of aircraft including the Hurricane, Tornado F3 and GR4, Dakota and the world famous Spitfire and Lancaster Bomber.
Following a successful engineering career with the Royal Air Force, Adrian decided to move into post 16 education and teach this subject to the next generation of engineers working with a local FE College before joining Vogal Group.
Adrian is a keen photographer with a particular interest in photographing aircraft, motorsport cars, wildlife and vacation landscapes across the world during his visits. He has also been fortunate to be involved in taking photographs for the wedding of a few close friends and colleagues which have added to his experience and knowledge.
Matt joined Vogal Group in February 2020 in the role of Welding Tutor.
Matt is a time-served and experienced Coded Welder who began his career by following the traditional route of an Apprenticeship. He began his Apprenticeship as a Welder with an oil & gas manufacturing business in the North East of England and he developed a broad range of welding skills including pipe welding on high pressure vessels, which required him to achieve ASME 9 6G and 6GR codes.
Matt is a qualified and registered CSWIP Inspector and uses his extensive skills and knowledge to develop individuals undertaking welding training at Vogal. Matt is passionate about training and enjoys teaching the next generation of welders and seeing them develop their skills and craft.
Matt is a true family man and enjoys spending time with his 2 young daughters which usually involves playing princesses when they’re not bossing him around !!! Matt is also a keen football fan and likes to watch his favourite team, Newcastle United, whenever he gets the opportunity.
Des joined Vogal Group in January 2020 in the role of Engineering Assessor and has 15 years of teaching and assessment experience.
Des is an experienced Engineer having gathered a wealth of experience & knowledge in a broad range of engineering disciplines across many years.
Des started his career with the Royal Air Force and after 15 years of service proceeded to become a licensed aircraft engineer with Britannia Airways. Des also has experience of working in the manufacturing sector maintaining the plant equipment.
Following an expansive and successful career in engineering, Des decided to move into the post-16 education sector working for a range of further education colleges and private training providers to share his knowledge and teach future engineers. Des is an experienced and knowledgeable Assessor and Trainer in both engineering and as a coach & mentor for additional aspects of training, specifically with disaffected students, community service projects and the long term unemployed to develop and continue their training and upskilling. Des has experience of assessing engineers in a range of industries from those who service a Jumbo Jet to those who keep the confectionery production lines working and those involved in the manufacture & assembly of defence missiles.
Des is a keen cyclist during his spare time and a member of his local cycling club. He also enjoys rebuilding and renovating vintage bicycles.
Functional Skills Tutor
Amanda joined Vogal Group in February 2020 in the role of Functional Skills Tutor.
Having worked with Coca-Cola for 12 years, Amanda gathered a broad range of skills including staff training for new IT systems, project management, systems implementation and business development.
Amanda is a passionate and committed Trainer and keen to support Apprentices at Vogal with their Functional Skills achievement.
Amanda has a love of travel and enjoys visiting new places to experience the culture and history they provide. Amanda has family members living in Spain and enjoys regular visits to the area to visit them.
Sylvia Roberts Law
Training Centre Manager
Sylvia joined Vogal Group in June 2019 in the role of Training Centre Manager
Sylvia brings to Vogal a broad range of experience and knowledge of Apprenticeships gained over 25 years’ and with extensive experience in teaching and assessment within post 16 education.
Sylvia has worked for both national & smaller Independent Training Providers as well as large Further Education Colleges throughout the UK managing a broad and diverse range of Apprenticeships from Management and Cyber Security to Engineering and Town Planning at levels 2 – 7.