Four new starters join DTL's York training centre
11 April 2019
Develop Training Ltd (DTL) has made four new appointments at its York centre to expand national training and customer service operations.
Paul Abbott, Water Systems Lecturer
Paul Abbott has been appointed as a Water Systems Lecturer, specialising in controlling Legionella bacteria in water systems. Based at York, he will also lecture at other DTL centres around the country and on customers’ own premises. With the HSE ramping up the number of inspections it carries out, there is growing demand for Legionella training to ensure regulatory compliance. Paul began his career based at London’s Canary Wharf working for Carillion, ensuring cooling towers and water systems were monitored and tested to prevent Legionella. He has also worked in water systems roles for Mitie Water, Biochemica UK and Hydrochem UK, and as a self-employed consultant. Paul, who lives in Yarm, enjoys riding his speedway motorbike on track days at Redcar as well as writing and recording his own electronic music.
Robbie Macdonald, Senior Lecturer for Safe Systems
Robbie Macdonald has been appointed a Senior Lecturer for Safe Systems. He has returned to DTL after 18 months in industry as a site engineer for a bio-gas company. Robbie will deliver Approved Person courses on low voltage electrical work as well as 18th Edition, Competent Person and PAT testing courses. Like Paul, he will also deliver courses at other DTL centres in the UK. In his previous DTL role, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in Low Voltage electrical work, delivering low voltage training to military, healthcare and commercial clients. A former Petty Officer electrical engineer in the Royal Navy where he served for 24 years, Robbie spent two years in industry before joining DTL. Robbie lives in North Allerton with his wife and teenage son. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit and is studying for higher assessor qualifications towards becoming an internal verifier.
Karen Bruin, Client Development Advisor
Karen Bruin joins as a Client Development Adviser, offering DTL’s health and safety compliance and technical training to companies ranging from large utilities to smaller contractors. Originally a prison teacher, she has also worked in retail sales. Married with three grown up daughters, she lives in Huby and enjoys cycling to work.
Carrie Darley, York Centre Administrator
Carrie Darley is the new Centre Administrator for York. She joins DTL after five-and-a-half years as a primary school teacher and is enjoying the change. Her role covers preparing course materials, greeting delegates arriving for training courses and arranging facilities for trainers. Carrie lives with her partner, Phil, in Huntington and has a daughter at university. She enjoys gardening and walking her dog.