Chris Langford - Senior Trainer

Topic

[Trainers and Assessors]

I was the owner of a very successful I.T company with customers worldwide, but I wasn’t satisfied. Then, Baltic contacted me however, this time not about having an apprentice but, inquiring if I was interested in working for them. So, I decided to go back into teaching after 4 years away and I’ve never looked back.

As well as my GCSE’s I have various industry qualifications including Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Network+ and a collection of Microsoft Certifications.

I have had a variety of roles since leaving school; from working in a bank to a HGV1 driver, but I have always gravitated back to I.T. Since working in data centres, as a consultant and as a teacher, where I taught specialist Networking in FE at the Manchester College, the Manchester university and for the OU, I discovered my passion for teaching.

Working at Baltic

I have worked at Baltic now for just over one year and I am loving every minute of it …. job satisfaction at last!

I am currently a Senior Technical Trainer where I am responsible for delivering Level 3 & Level 4 courses, invigilating exams across the country, updating course materials and supporting the curriculum team along with other members of staff.

The best part of my job is that I help individuals in their journey to success and help them achieve their career goals. Getting to know the learners and seeing how they progress through their apprenticeships is a great privilege.

One of my favourite memories at Baltic is; when I had an apprentice, who had been struggling to grasp some of the concepts of Networking within the group sessions, so I spent some time in a 1-to-1 session to help him understand the concepts. When he sat his exam on the following Friday he passed with an above average score, which he more than deserved to achieve!

#1 Item on Bucket List

Get one of the first 100 seat on SpaceX Star Ship.

Interesting Fact

Yes, I am related to Bonnie Langford.

Greatest Achievement

My 5 wonder kids are my greatest achievement.

Hobbies and Interests

Flying, Skiing and Walking.

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