Monday, September 5, 2011

Meet the Staff - Lesley, Course Director

Now it’s the turn of Lesley, our Course Director, to tell us a bit more about her.

How long have you been with Planet Cake?
Nearly a year. I started as a casual facilitator in October last year, went full time a few months later and moved into the Course Director role quite recently.

What does being the Course Director involve?
I deal with all the students’ queries about the courses and about their bookings, and advise people of the best course for them to start with. I organise the class calendar and the teachers’ and facilitators’ roster. I listen to people’s feedback and help to create new courses. I still facilitate sometimes too! It’s nice to get into the classroom every once in a while and be amongst the students.

What’s the best thing about your job?
Seeing the students enjoying their courses so much and being delighted with what they’ve achieved at the end of the class. It’s incredibly rewarding seeing how far people have come and how pleased they are with what they’ve done!

How did you come to Planet Cake?
I started as a student myself a few years ago; I was working in Investment Banking but wanted a complete career change. I was doing a Cert III at TAFE in baking and pastry and really enjoyed the cake decorating part of that, so wanted to take that further. I looked on the internet and found Planet Cake’s classes. I very quickly got hooked! and ended up doing the whole of the Basics Series and a few more besides.

And finally...?
It’s never too late to change careers! Follow what you want to do and find a job that you love.