Ken Summerfield

| United Kingdom

Status: Employed

About Ken Summerfield
I am passionate about people's success and received over 800 endorsements and 33 recommendations from peers and participants in my training programmes. ☎ 07587 037361

I am an experienced HR Business Partner in Financial Services and specialise as an In House recruiter.

As a National Careers Service Adviser I provide professional career information, advice and guidance to job seekers. I specialise as an Employer Engagement Adviser providing careers guidance on Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Work Experience to students & employers

I love volunteering with students as a Business Adviser and Dragon for Young Enterprise, and Career Workout sessions for students aged 13-18.

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Key Skills
Competency Based Interviews
Talent Acquisition
Talent Management
Employer Engagement
Careers advice
Learning & Development
Mock Interviews
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English - Native Language
IT Skills
MicroSoft Office - Word
MicroSoft Excel
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Career History
Employer Engagement Adviser
May 16Present
I specialise as an Employer Engagement Adviser providing information, advice and guidance to employers on Apprenticeship Programmes, Traineeships and Work Experience opportunities.

We provide:-

- Free and impartial advice to help you meet your recruitment and business development needs through Apprentices.
- Support to identify Apprenticeship opportunities within your business.
- Access to Apprenticeship training and grant funding.

Our training company ATT is a quality assured OFSTED Grade 2 rated good training provider. Apprenticeships currently being delivered by ATT Assessors includes Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading, Management, Health and Social Care, and Retail. These include both intermediate and advanced level

Our GAPs programme is a great way for young students to start their career or gain entry requirements for further education. Our learners attend 3 days a week classroom learning, and undertake work placements for up to 2 days per week. I work closely with local and national businesses to source suitable work placements. We provide a personalised learning plan for each participant which includes Maths and English, and opportunities to gain vocational Level 2 qualifications in Customer Service, Retail and Hospitality and Catering.

As a National Careers Service Careers Adviser. I also support job seekers and facilitate CV and Interview Skills Workshops. Each participant has an opportunity to work on individual Skills Action Plans, and many job seekers have successfully gained employment.
Personal Careers Adviser
Jan 16Apr 16
Helping individuals and businesses access appropriate government funded programmes to support personal growth and business development.

My role as a Personal Advisor is to support individuals who are at risk of redundancy, and job seekers who are currently unemployed but are committed to finding long term employment.

Our support includes:-

★ One to one information, advice and guidance to formulate a tailored personal action plan and identify training needs.

★ Workshops focusing on self esteem and self confidence, motivation and teamwork.

★ Employability skills training to help with CV writing, interview techniques, job search support and completing application forms to enhance an individuals prospects of sustained employment.

★ TCHC is an advice service that can help you access a range of government-funded training and support programmes. We provide a range of training courses in the East of England to help businesses and individuals reach their potential. We help jobseekers and people affected by redundancy find work and start businesses, and we help young people re-engage with society.

Whatever challenges your company currently faces TCHC offer information, advice and guidance to develop tailored training packages that can make a real difference in tough times.


Skills Support for the Unemployed, Community Grants, Skills Support for Redundancy, Business Start-Up Training and Advice, Business Training, Youth Contract
MKEA - Milton Keynes Executive Action  
Guest Speaker and Mentor
Jul 15Present
MKEA is an executive job club for mid/senior managers and business professionals experiencing unemployment, facing redundancy or career change.

MKEA is run by volunteers, including specialist guest speakers, experts in their own area to deliver separate elements of the MKEA core agenda. I provide high quality Workshops and practical resources to MKEA members on topics including Preparing and Succeeding at Interviews and Competency Based Interview Skills.
Elavon Financial Services  
European Talent Development Manager
Jun 11Mar 15
Joint Project Manager for global flagship Step into Leadership programme for 120 newly appointed leaders in North America and Europe. Certified as DDI Facilitator for 3 month developmental programme.
★ Successfully launched Elavon's first European mentor Programme in 6 countries and recruited 52 mentors.
★ Co-facilitated annual European Staff Development Programme with Head of Operations.
★ Designed and led new European Supervisor Academy Programme for Supervisors & Team Leaders
★ Implemented new EU Talent Development Programme including Senior Manager mentors for programme participants.
★ Designed Newly Appointed Leader Programme for Team Leaders and Managers in Europe
★ Successfully sourced and launched MasterCard Academy on the Web e-learning in 6 countries. Achieved target number of participants 3 months ahead of deadline
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Education History
Stonebridge College  
Level 3
Jan 16Present
Information, Advice and Guidance (QCF) Level 3 NVQ Education and Training
Honours & Awards
DDI - Certified DDI Facilitator  
Development Dimensions International
Jul 14
Certified DDI Facilitator in over 100 topics
PASSIONS: Family, Personal Development, Life long learning, Volunteering, Mentoring, Being true to my own values, Helping job seekers gain new opportunities.

GADGETS: Apple Mac, iPad, 4K TV, Samsung Galaxy, New Technology, Home Cinema.

SOCIAL MEDIA: LinkedIn, Twitter. Periscope. Blab,

HEROES : Seth Godin, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Tony Robbins

VOLUNTEER: Young Enterprise, MKEA, Worktree, CIPD Steps Ahead Mentoring Programme, Toastmasters.

HOLIDAYS: NYC, Florida, Beach.

LINKEDIN INFLUENCERS: J.T O'Donnell, Hannah Morgan, Alison Doyle, Bridget Hyacinth. Liz Ryan, Donna Serdula, Peggy McKee, Bob McIntosh, Jo Saunders,

SOCIAL: Networking, Football Cinema, Music.

BUCKET LIST: Vacation in Australia, Hot Air Balloon trip, Launch my own recruitment business, Move to a beachfront property.
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