South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.
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SGS Filton

Staff Biographies

Richard Hoare

How long have you worked at SGS? I have worked at SGS for 7 years now.

What do you teach/specialise in? I teach Carpentry and Joinery.

What is the best thing about your job?  The best thing about my job is seeing students start the course with no experience and little ability, and leaving 30 weeks later with the confidence and ability to work on site.

Where did you work previously/doing what? I worked for a timber framed housing company building 2,3 and 4 bedroom luxury homes.

Anything else you would like to include? Over the 7 years I have worked here the workshops have improved immensely and I believe from feedback received from students that they are the best in the surrounding area.

Craig Manson

How long have you worked at SGS? Three years

What do you teach/specialise in? Plumbing at  levels 1 and 2.

What is the best thing about your job? Passing on my plumbing knowledge to students and turning them into skilled plumbers. 

Where did you work previously/doing what?  I was a self-employed plumber running my own business. This was mainly domestic work including gas boiler servicing.