Rita Owen (CEO)
My own experience stems from a nursing background as a state enrolled nurse, specialising in renal technology. After leaving the NHS in 1982 I became a restaurateur in a seaside town called Dymchurch in Kent, selling after 9 years. It was during this period I took a different direction studying towards social work, completing a Certificate in Social Welfare and a Higher National Diploma in Care Management and Social Care. During this time I gained experiences in childcare and learning disabilities.
In 1996 I became a Registered Manager for a care home in Hythe in Kent, where I completed my D32/33 Assessors Award and V1 Award. Moving to Lincolnshire in 2003 I worked for a training company before opening Rita's Training Services.
I have continued to develop myself completing 4707 teaching qualification and in 2013 gained BSc (Hons) Dementia Health Studies. Through my training, my aim in Health and Social Care is to change the ethos of the way care is delivered, especially around dementia ensuring staff and managers have the skills to support and empower those they care for.
Having dyslexia myself, I am able to use the skills I have developed during my academic life to assist learners to realize they are able to achieve their aspirations in life.
Linda Cavill (Executive Programmes Manager):
I have been working with NVQ's since they first came out around 1990 and I joined RTS Training in 2009. Prior to joining RTS I had 7 years in the NHS, where my most recent position was managing the NVQ Centre and Health Care Assistant Training at Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Trust. I have also gained a range of industry skills in administration and customer service.
I think learning and development should be relevant to the individual and the workplace, but most of all; enjoyable to undertake.
My role is a mixture of management duties, quality assurance, assessing, verifying and delivering short courses.
The best bit about my job is seeing people develop themselves and recognise the rewards of their hard work.
James Owen (Executive Support Manager)
I joined the RAF in the year 1970 as an Air Radar Mechanic retiring in 1992 having completed 22 years' service. I became a partner with my wife Rita when she opened the company in 2005, supporting her in administration and accounting. I work closely with the administration team supporting them as and when required.