Meet The Team
Having left school at 18 without any idea of what career path to go down, I have spent the last 4 years working with some of the UK's biggest brands on early careers talent campaigns and helping young people (just like me!) to find the pathway that is right for them.
I am passionate about helping young people find the right career for them, in the same way that I found my career pathway. I enjoy managing business growth and strategy, I was thrilled to take over as MD in September 2021.
Alongside my work at NGTU, I also run my own consultancy to support smaller businesses outline their vision and plan their business strategy.
Sean has worked as the Managing Director for businesses within a range of sectors including Media, Marketing and Education for over 15 years. He worked as the NGTU Managing Director until September 2021, when he handed the reigns over to Conor.
Sean is still very much involved in the business, supporting with strategy and business planning.
Customer Success Manager
I joined the business just before receiving my A-Level results back in July 2017. During school I was a part time assistant at the Card Factory, but I always knew I wanted to do an apprenticeship!
NGTU gave me the experience of the working world, whilst getting paid to study and learn at the same time! It was the best decision I ever made and have been a part of the customer success team ever since. My journey has given me a great understanding of our values here at NGTU and the alternative paths to university.
In my spare time I love reading (bookworm), keeping fit and socialising with my friends and family!
Head of Customer Success
I am Naomi and I head up the Customer Success team at Not Going To Uni. I started working here over a decade ago as a marketing intern on a placement year from university, continued working whilst completing my degree... and the rest is history!
When finishing my A-Levels I was never exposed to all of the fantastic opportunities that exist outside of the university route which in turn has led me to have a real passion for what I do now.
When I am not working, I am a mummy to a toddler (the highlight of being at work is being able to drink a hot coffee!). And when I have time to myself I enjoy shopping, spending time with family and friends and exploring nice restaurants!
Senior Partnerships Manager
Nerys Joined in January 2016, commencing her NGTU journey in the campaign team, then moving to the partnership side of the business in 2018.
Passionate and experienced in the early careers space, with previous roles at a US law firm (not quite Suits but just as enjoyable), as well as starting her working life at Maxwell Communications. She has a tech husband and two daughters, one at university and one in an apprenticeship, and so she fully appreciates all the great things each path provides.
When not working, Nerys loves every class that the gym has to offer, as well as having movie nights with the family and date nights now that we can!
Customer Success Manager
I joined the NGTU team even before my graduation ceremony in 2015 receiving my bachelor's degree in English Language and Linguistics.
Previous roles were in retail and the nightclub industry but I really found my feet and entered the working world at Not Going to Uni on the Customer success team, capitalising on my best talent...Talking! My experience of university and the lack of options presented to me at the time gave me a great perspective of what we are trying to achieve here at NGTU.
My interests include Yoga (recently qualifying as a teacher) and all round wellness. Also theatre trips whenever I can squeeze them in!
Senior Partnerships Manager
My role is to create successful campaigns for clients; helping them to meet their Apprentice attraction targets. It is also to build and maintain really strong working relationships. I am a seasoned professional in this space, having worked for NGTU for over a decade!
Outside of work I am mum to 2 amazing teenagers (16 &13) - so needless to say, I often bring my work home:) I am grateful for the extra insight that my role enables, as it will undoubtedly help them to navigate some of the challenging decisions they may have to make, as they embark on their career journeys!
I am utterly obsessed with Yoga, enjoy fitness, fine food, African & Jewish history and books .. and my husband tells me I'm a brilliant cook!
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Prue has worked in education and early careers for over 15 years supporting many businesses with their attraction, engagement and development of early careers talent. She has vast experience in building relationships within the sector and was delighted to join Not Going To Uni in early 2019 to lead on their strategic partnership development. Prue was nominated for the Inspiration Women in Apprenticeships award in 2019.
Outside of work, Prue helps to run forest school sessions for local children allowing them the time and space to develop skills, interest and understanding through a range of activities which provide practical, hands-on experiences in a natural environment.
She is also heavily involved in the Outdoor Mums community and is regularly spotted with her young daughter and her dog wading through streams and stomping through muddy fields in wellies.
I am a content creator and marketer, and love throwing together creative ideas to produce content that generates results.
I work with NGTU on managing all elements of the marketing strategy across B2C and B2B.
On the side, I also run my own marketing business, helping a wide variety businesses in many industries to reach their full potential with the power of content.
My role is to develop and maintain relationships with our partners, whilst supporting them with attracting their early careers talent needs. I have been following Not Going To Uni for a while now so being a part of the team is a proud achievement!
Aside from work I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, exploring and travelling and learning Hindi (or trying anyway!). Oh and I do love an inspiring quote and a good walk – a positive way to start each day!
Head of Education
Jessica works as the Head of Education at Not Going to Uni, leading on their new offer for schools, colleges and sixth forms across the country. NGTU offers an online membership platform where schools can download resources, book talks about alternative routes to the workplace and learn from their team of NGTU ambassadors.
Jessica also works in schools as a Careers Advisor so has a good understanding of the apprenticeship landscape and the best way to support young people.
Head of Ambassadors
I’m a Marketing Degree Apprentice who previously completed a Level 3 Business Apprenticeship. I run successful social media accounts with a combined total of half a million followers.
I am the co-founder and head of influencer talent at INSPIRE and the head ambassador for Not Going to Uni. I now want to help others walk the same path I have been part of. I recently released an E-Book in order to do this!
Head of Digital
Fraser works as the Head of Digital for NGTU, when it comes to PPC (Pay per click), SEO (Search engine optimisation) and SocialAds, he's the man in the know! Fraser always looks to create the best possible campaigns to maximise your CTR (Click through rate) and conversions, whatever the end goal.
If you're looking for more information on how to get your advert seen to the right audience, or if your wondering how you can give your early careers opportunities a boost, be sure to get in touch today!
Head of Production
I'm a videographer and drone pilot over in Kent. I love combining the technical and creative aspects of video and filmmaking to create captivating content of all sorts - video (on the ground and in the sky), motion graphics, voiceovers, and much more.
I head up all the video production for NGTU so if you book a create package, it will be me and my team who shoot and edit all the footage.
Gaffer / Photographer / Production assistant
I am a Gaffer / Photographer / Production assistant For NGTU. By using my background in photography I can assemble lighting arrangements for almost any time of day. With experience working in a multitude of environments and project styles, I can adjust the lighting to suit the shot required. Shaping light is only one of my uses, as on and off set as I assist the creative team in many tasks to help things run smoothly.
From lighting your shots to brightening your day I am always here to help.
Director of NGTU Create
I am the Director of NGTU Create. By drawing on my experience in scripted film, music videos, live events broadcasting, documentary, corporate production and HETV drama, combined with my years of experience in the early careers sector I am able to effectively and creatively execute a project. In addition to running NGTU Create, I produce, direct and work with clients on the conceptualisation of all content created by us.
If you have an idea, a problem or an event that needs coverage, you can confidently leave the rest to me and my amazing team.