I have lived in Huddersfield most of my life and began working at the ripe old age of 14 on a farm in Linthwaite delivering milk and helping out with general chores. After that I joined Royal Mail as a postie for 7 years. So from the age of 14 until my early thirties I’d grafted, I’d done my early morning starts and I’d faced everything that Yorkshire weather could throw at me. I then worked for 10 years at a family run furniture business in Slaithwaite which I loved and I would happily have seen my working days out there. Destiny had other plans. The years of hard outdoor work had taken their toll on my knees and after 3 operations with no success I was still in a lot of pain after standing for up to 12 hours a day. I had to change my career. The solution came knocking on my door from my neighbour who happened to be the owner of a driving school franchise and asked if I wanted to train to become a Driving Instructor. 8 months after starting my training I passed my part 3 ADI Test first time and I have been teaching ever since.
My career started when I began working for a local engineering company. During the 15 years employed there I worked in purchasing and customer services. I left this post to take a career break and raise my family. Following this break I started working at Huddersfield University as a Health and Safety Assistant. I had this role for 17 years and thoroughly enjoyed the day to day diversity. So, from office roles to becoming a driving instructor, what must I be thinking?😂
Initially it wasn’t a career I could see myself doing but Keith (my partner) has really inspired me. He too changed his career and I have seen him go through all of his training and become a highly recommended Driving Instructor in the Huddersfield area. I am now very proud to be part of Noob Learner Driving School and I very much look forward to meeting and teaching all of you.