Meet the team - Instructors

Jane is another of our Portsmouth Forklift Instructor / Examiners. Jane has been working within the transport industry since 1978 (though we don’t believe her, because she doesn’t look old enough) , starting out as a Forklift operator working in a large warehouse moving sheet metal to the workshop, and then the new radiators on to vehicles. In that same warehouse, Jane developed her roping a sheeting skills and drove a 7.5 tonne to the customer in Leeds every Thursday night. In time, Jane decided to qualify for her Class 2 and her Category D (Coach) in 2003 and went to work on numerous large haulage projects; including agency work and overnight haulage. Jane also put her hand to driving the coach for school runs and school trips for a year in 2004. In the end of 2004, Jane qualified as an ITSSAR Instructor Examiner and started working to teach Plant Machinery. ????

Jane joined to work with us back in 2005, going from there to complete her PTLLS course (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector). In 2009 Jane went to work as a Driving Assessor, and as an NVQ assessor until 2010, when she came back to the Plant Machinery side. Since then Jane has been working solidly to train and test students across the various industrial groups. Jane also teaches Class 2, and the Coach!

Jane very much enjoys leaving the country to travel to warm and far off places; Friday night is the ‘food-shop’ night and she quite enjoys a good fish cake. ???? Jane also loves to challenge of doing barbecues for her five children and her ten grandchildren!!

So, if you’re at 2 Start for some plant training and you come across Jane; you’ll certainly notice… beaming into life in the morning with a smile. (especially on a Monday) ????