The Team

Laurence Wilson

Laurence Wilson

Director

Laurence is an Owner/Director of Larne Skills Development and responsible for placing trainees with employers and finding apprenticeships with employers.

Malachy Delargy

Malachy Delargy

Director

Malachy is an Owner/Director of Larne Skills Development, manages Ballymena Skills and is qualified to teach bench fitting and welding both to trainees and apprentices.

Jacqui Seymour

Jacqui Seymour

Manager - Level 7 Specialist Tutor

Jacqui is the manager of both sites, is qualified to assess trainees/apprentices for dyslexia and also teaches Essential Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

Cathy Maguire

Cathy Maguire

Office Manager

Cathy is the Office Manager responsible for overseeing the office staff in both Larne and Ballymena and ensuring the smooth running of the claim process.

Brian Alexander

Brian Alexander

Employer Liaison Officer

Brian liaises with local employers, schools and youth organisations to explain what our company does for the local community and its young people.

Chris McCullough

Chris McCullough

Health & Safety Officer

Chris is responsible for all things related to health and safety in our company and ensures that all health and safety law and procedures are complied with.

David Allen

David Allen

Employability Tutor, Essential Skills Tutor

David is our Employability Tutor who helps our trainees understand best practices in employment and is also an Essential Skills Tutor.

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter

Engineering Tutor

Robert is our Engineering Theory Tutor and teaches trainees and apprentices alike the theory behind engineering practices.

John Logan

John Logan

Storage & Warehousing Tutor

John is our Storage and Warehousing Tutor who joined our staff in 2017 following a career in storage and warehousing and is well placed to pass along his knowledge.

David Thompson

David Thompson

Lead Workshop Tutor, Internal Verifier

David is the Lead Workshop Tutor, delivering training in welding and bench fitting, after a career in local engineering companies as well as ensuring that learners’ finished work meets all industry standards.

David Snoddy

David Snoddy

Workshop Tutor

After a career in local engineering firms, including management, David teaches bench fitting techniques to our apprentices and trainees, as well as completing projects for local companies.

Mark McConnell

Mark McConnell

Welding Tutor

Mark is our Welding Tutor and joined our company after working in the local industry. He not only teaches our trainees/apprentices but completes work for local businesses.

Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

Engineering Tutor

Ian joined our company as an Engineering Theory Tutor after having worked in engineering and taught in many other countries, around the world.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Engineering Tutor

Richard is our most recent staff member having joined from a local engineering firm and has a wealth of knowledge in engineering theory and practices.

Cathy Keown

Cathy Keown

Business Admin Tutor

Cathy is a qualified teacher and has worked in other countries, including the USA. She is our Business Admin teacher and has received praise, from inspectors, about her thorough teaching practices and work.

Stewart Wallace

Stewart Wallace

Admin Officer

Stewart is our Office Administrator in Ballymena Skills ensuring all the office practices run smoothly and that all trainee/apprentice paperwork is up to date.

Lynda McAnally

Lynda McAnally

Admin Officer

Lynda is our Office Administrator in the Larne office ensuring all paperwork is up to date.

Michelle Holden

Michelle Holden

Admin Officer

Michelle is our Office Administrator at our Larne site, dealing with trainees/apprentices on a daily basis, ensuring all paperwork and payments are correct.