Meet the team

Fay Winterburn

Lead Commissioner - Employability and Skills

As Lead Commissioner for Employability and Skills, I manage the Warwickshire Skills Hub team and lead on the shaping and delivery of our services.

My role is broad ranging and as the Warwickshire economy continues to evolve, I play an active role in working with others to assess the skills needed to develop a well skilled workforce to meet the economic needs of our businesses.

In order for our skills offer to remain relevant and locally responsive, I engage closely with business groups, strategic partners and education providers. Together we work collaboratively to shape business skills support packages, careers and employment activities along with a variety of projects and campaigns which are then delivered by our Warwickshire Skills Hub team and externally commissioned partners.

My role really does uniquely allow me to bring together my previous skills experience and my inbuilt passion to create barrier breaking and economically effective support for Warwickshire- the place I call home!

Fay Winterburn

Emma Neale

Schools and Careers Co-ordinator

My role as Schools and Careers Co-ordinator is to support schools to access the counties Skills For Employment Programme. The programme is annually shaped to meet the needs and development of schools career programmes, connecting to businesses and additional supportive links to strengthen the transition of young people from school into the world of work.

I have a youth worker background and a strong passion for playing a part in young people’s destinations so supporting careers leaders and careers that Warwickshire has to offer is really interesting to me and I really enjoy playing and active role in shaping the counties work and building relationships with schools across the county.

Emma Neale

Nikita Takhar

Employment & Skills Project Officer

My role as Employment & Skills Project Officer is extremely varied and no two days are the same! The main aspect of my role is working on and managing a range of skills projects from design to completion, engaging with partners, businesses and schools along the way.

My work stretches across the team and can involve schools, businesses and communities. It is a versatile role that encompasses all of my personal skills and things I enjoy – planning, meeting different people and businesses and delivering work. I love working on different projects with different stakeholders but my favourite part of the job is seeing how our work can really help people in the community, businesses, schools and more.

Nikita Takhar

Alice Edwards

Employment & Skills Project Officer

As a project officer, I am responsible for several activities and schemes which support people, businesses and schools across the County. It is key that we engage with all types of individual across Warwickshire to shape a skilled population with lots of opportunities available.

I come from a background in employee and personal wellbeing and mental health, so I am excited to embed this passion into the work that we do to encourage the Warwickshire workforce to be a happy one.

Alice Edwards