I have been in this business for longer than I care to remember. Language learning and teaching have always been more of a passion to me than a job. I feel strongly that the experience that the young people have with us is one that they will remember for a very long time and what I love about our team is that we all care about what we do.
English is an ever more important language in the world and yes, it is a huge benefit to these young people to come to the UK to learn it. But, I believe that it is also a huge benefit to them to experience a different culture, be away from home and have to cope with all that entails and meet and befriend people their own age from all over the world.
NATHAN PEARSONOPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Incoming flights from all over the world. Thousands of international students and group leaders. The management, teaching and sports teams that make us so good. Wonderful centres in fabulous locations. Visiting cities of culture and history. Designing exciting and appealing English language courses. These are all snippets of what makes UKLC so exciting and at times challenging.
But I like the fact that what we do is fun and that no two days are the same. I like the buzz of visiting a summer camp and seeing our staff enjoying themselves, to ensure that every young person who visits us to learn English enjoys themselves.
CAROLYN RENNOLDSONRECRUITMENT MANAGER
Coordinating the recruitment of the management teams, teachers and sports staff for our camps is a challenging role. I take a great pride in the fact that by the time our camps starts, that I have built a relationship with each and every single person who is working for us. Most importantly, confidently knowing that working for UKLC will be a fun, well-organised and hugely satisfying experience for all involved. The fact that we have such a large staff returnee rate speaks volumes about our company.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
TREGARRAN PERCIVALBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Having worked for UKLC since 2009, I now enjoy a role building relationships with agents across the world.
I find my experiences at UKLC as a teacher, excursions & activities manager and centre manager helps me to express the quality and excellence of our schools to prospective students.
The incredible customer return rate is a testament to the hard work our staff put into ensuring students have the most unforgettable time in the UK.
LAURA EVANSOPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
I’ve been part of the UKLC team for 8 years. Over those years I’ve undertaken a number of different roles such as Sports & Activity Instructor, Excursions & Activity Manager and Centre Manager at various locations. Each role has provided me with the knowledge, skills and experience to progress into my current role as Operations Co-ordinator.
I now help plan & prepare for all our centres to run successfully during our busy summer period and all year-round. Ensuring all our activity programmes are educational, fun and memorable, for everyone involved.
SALES & OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
Jack ForresterSALES & OPERATIONS CO-ORDINATOR
I started working for UKLC in 2014 as an Excursion and Activity Manager. Since then, I’ve taken on various positions within the company including; Sports and Activity Instructor, Excursion Leader, Centre Manager and most recently, Ministay Coordinator. I’ve enjoyed the progression opportunities and starting a full-time role in head office. I’ve recently started a new role as Sales & Operations Coordinator and am enjoying the challenge of working with new and existing clients and partners alongside an amazing team in the UKLC office. I’m very proud to be working for a company I have love and passion for in an industry that is so rewarding for the students we have in our great centres.
Out of Summer Manager
JAMIE BRAILSFORDOut of Summer Manager
Being a part of UKLC for 8 years I know first-hand what a fantastic organisation this is. From starting as a Sports & Activity Instructor in the summer of 2010 to now as a full time member of staff based in the head office. I have witnessed the passion and commitment which is embedded into every centre to ensure they are of the highest standard year after year.
My role is to manage our out of summer programmes including ministays, ASL, PON & wintercamps, from the first contact with partners to the delivery of the programme on site.
SALES & MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR
Isabelle AshcroftSALES & MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR
I started working for UKLC as a sports and activities instructor four years ago and have since taken on various other positions within the company. I’m now enjoying the challenging role of working with our existing clients and groups, alongside Tregarran, the Business Development Manager. I’m proud to be working for a company I truly believe in.
Katy GoughAcademic Co-ordinator
CELTA in 2003, yay! Jet off to Portugal for 12 years, yay! Work with several British summer schools, meh! I was a little apprehensive when I was taken on as a full-time teacher with UKLC in 2015. However, right from the induction day, I knew this was different. It was professional, organised and above all, welcoming. Everyone was just so lovely! There’s a buzz, it’s fun, supportive and friendly. UKLC’s mission is to educate, inspire and enrich the lives of young people, well I think that ethos extends to everyone they work with!
There is nothing more rewarding than to hear students say, “I’ve learned more in this one week than a whole year back at school!”. I’m proud to be part of the team that gives students this unforgettable experience and I’m looking forward to seeing where my new role as Academic Coordinator in head office will take me!
Chloe McCormackRecruitment Co-ordinator
Since joining the UKLC team in 2016 as a Safeguarding and Welfare Coordinator, I have loved every moment! From participating in the Erasmus+ Project (January 2018) teaching in A Coruna, Spain, to being more involved in the English teaching during the summer as a TAL, I have learnt so much and gained a lot of confidence from working for this fantastic company. I am very grateful to now be working in the office, helping with the recruitment side of things so that I can offer other people these amazing opportunities. It is a brilliant, welcoming, and inclusive company that enriches the lives of young people, as well as it's staff.
Jordan CooperMinistay Co-ordinator
I began working for UKLC in 2013 as a Sports and Activity Instructor, in the summer break of my first year of University. I immediately felt welcomed into the company through the induction processes and how friendly all the staff were. After a successful first summer, I continued to work seasonally for UKLC at the Chester Parkgate site as the Excursion and Activity manager. I am now grateful to say I work for the company full time as their Ministay Co-ordinator in which I manage all our out of summer visits from students. The growth and support you receive at UKLC is something I can’t compare to any other company I have worked for. We all work together, and we achieve amazing results.