Before joining Ecctis, I’d done a degree in French and Italian and then taught English as a Foreign Language overseas.
I started as an Information Officer, assessing individual qualifications and providing training for our members. It’s a great place to start and you learn a lot very quickly about international education systems. I moved into international projects after two years, working with UK and overseas education providers, government agencies and Ministries of Education and after a few years became Head of International Projects. I’ve just taken on a wider role as Head of International Research, ensuring the quality and relevance of all our research and bespoke projects covering key topics of international qualifications, English language and education system developments.
The main things I like about working at Ecctis are:
- the work - there’s chance to make a real impact on how students qualifications are recognised internationally and to support further development of education systems and policy through the research and special projects we do.
- the opportunities - whichever role you’re in or however new you are, there’s usually scope to get involved in different projects and training, and work with other teams. In all of my roles, I’ve had a chance to get involved in some really exciting work. I’ve been pretty lucky when it comes to travel too! A fair few European countries as well as further afield to places like Australia, Barbados, Libya, South Africa, New Zealand, and the UAE.
- the people - it’s a really warm environment, with a definite sense of humour.