Nick Jinks - Consultant Trainer
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I spent 12 years teaching mathematics in High schools then decided I wanted to get into IT. It wasn’t too long into my IT career though when I was asked to work for a training company teaching apprenticeships. I had been training apprenticeships for six years or do when Baltic approached me and asked if I wanted to join them. I agreed and joined on my 50th birthday!
I have degrees in Business Studies and Mathematics as well as teaching qualifications of PGCE and TAQA.My IT qualifications include MCSE, CNIP and many others.
Training for other apprenticeship providers as well as 12 years teaching in high schools.
I have qualifications in CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional – CNIP Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (Server 2012)and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (Server 2008).
I started working for Baltic Training in January 2016 (my 50th birthday!)
I am responsible for completing technical training for may level 3 and level 4 courses in IT. I also invigilate exams both at testing venues and remotely. Finally, my role includes supporting with curriculum and content creation for the courses and marking work if required.
I enjoy teaching the learners new things that they can take away from the courses and apply in their job roles.
My best memory of working for Baltic was coming in the top ten of trainers through New Horizons in the World!
I have been promoted to Consultant trainer which involves curriculum development and mentoring of junior trainers.
Be adventurous - this can be as unrealistic or realistic as you like) Climb Kilimanjaro.
I once appeared on the Australian version of ‘Blind Date’.
Being in the top ten of New Horizons trainers.
Keeping fit and DIY.