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Meet the Young Peoples Development Team

When starting a Fast Track programme with us, you’ll work closely with our team to get yourself ready to start your role. Each person is an expert in their field are are here to help you make the most of your training and ensure you have all the skills you need to succeed!

Read on and get to know the team you’ll be working with…

Laura Brogden – Head of Career Development Contact Laura 

Rebecca Hitchen – Young Peoples Development Team Leader


Interesting Fact:
Rebecca was in the Royal Air Force
Favourite part of my role
“Seeing young people achieve their goals, becoming motivated and proud of their personal growth”Contact Rebecca

Neil Rigby – Young Peoples Development Team Leader

Interesting Fact
 Neil was a professional player at St Helens RLFC, even playing at the Old Wembley ground.
Favourite part of my role
 “The thing I enjoy about the role is building a great working relationship with the young people, seeing the growth in their skills, knowledge and behaviours from start to finish and ultimately leaving the centre having achieved everything we promised to offer.”
Contact Neil

Carl Birchall Fairhurst – Career Coach
Interesting Fact
Carl featured in the Guinness book of world records for taking part in the largest group exercise class.
Favourite part of my role
“Seeing people develop and realise their true potential.”
Contact Carl

Caroline Bishop – Career Coach
Contact Caroline

Elaine Conroy – Career Coach

Interesting Fact
Elaine is a published poet, 6 times over.
Favourite part of my role
“I love interacting, working and seeing the change of the young people whilst on programme.”
Contact Elaine

Jack Parker – Trainee Career Coach


Interesting Fact
My work career actually began at the Chamber when I began an apprenticeship back in 2016. I have since progressed into the role I am in right now.
Favourite part of my role
“At the Chamber we deliver programmes to a diverse community and in my job I am grateful I get the opportunity to support all of our students with learning new things and to help them achieve their goals/ambitions.”
Contact Jack

Michelle Rogerson – Administrator

Interesting Fact
Michelle used to be a competitive Ballroom and Latin Dancer
Favourite part of my role
“Working with the team to support young people into apprenticeships.”
Contact Michelle

Adam Gardam – Apprentice Administrator


Interesting Fact
Adam was once on Blue Peter when he was younger!
Favourite part of my role
“I love working with the team, they motivate me to come in every day.”
Contact Adam

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