Helen Whitby

Helen Whitby

Tutor

What is your role at Workpays?

Employability and Skills Tutor - To deliver, coordinate and develop employability and skills programmes to maximise attendance and progression opportunities.

What did you do before Workpays?

I have been in the industry for 14 years now, having worked for Seetec, Working Links and DBC Training. Previous to this I have been Cabin Crew, Car Sales Executive as well as working in hospitality in the UK as well as overseas.

What is your proudest moment professionally?

Being out with my family for a meal when a man approached me to say thank you for helping with his CV as he now has a job.

What is your proudest moment personally?

I love motorbikes so passing my bike test and taking a Ducati 748 round Cadwell race track still gets my pulse racing.

What do you do for fun?

I love helping friends with their house renovation projects! I just love DIY shops and garden centres! I am addicted to all house renovation TV programmes and have met my hero, Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs.

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

I saw this question being asked on a TV programme where the candidate said Russia. Thought that was a fabulous answer and the interviewers liked it too.

Give an interesting fact about yourself...

I love traveling and have travelled round the world and have lived and worked in Bermuda. I also own a tortoise called Herbie whom I have been looking after for 41 years!

What is one item you can't live without?

Can I say mayonnaise? I love it and am quite happy putting it with most meals! I would also like to add, wine fridge to the list!

What is your life motto?

Don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today.

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