Staff

Anne Clark – Director

I have worked in the employability and skills sector for over 27 years this has given me the opportunity to forge strong relationships with many employers, learners and funding organisations. Although much of time these days is spent managing contracts, I am still very much involved with the day to day delivery of our programmes and committed to helping learners to achieve their career aspirations, whether this be gaining employment or qualifications to upskill. We work in a constantly changing environment and I enjoy meeting the challenge of this through delivering new programmes and working with new client groups.


T: 01387 262 721
E: anneclark@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Tracy Johnson – Director

Prior to taking over Lowland Training in 2007 I had worked extensively in the Employment Industry building up a wealth of contacts in the local labour market. I believe the foundation of our success is our ability to work with a diverse range of clients and customers with varying needs and tailor our service to meet individual requirements. Matching the right person with the right company and seeing them thrive together is the driving inspiration behind our services.


T: 01776 700818
E: tracyjohnson@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Kellie Gracie – Tutor

I have been with Lowland Training since 2013. I started in the Customer Service department and have since then completed many qualifications to progress which has led me onto becoming the Tutor for Employability Fund and manager of ITA programmes. My job role includes delivering employability qualifications to work alongside candidates to gain the knowledge and experience needed for moving into the world of work. I love meeting new learners and helping them to meet their career ambitions.


T: 01387 262721
E: kelliegracie@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Amy Strawbridge – SVQ Assessor

I started work with Lowland Training in 2009, prior to this I worked in retail and hospitality. Originally I worked on employability programmes assisting a wide range of people to find and sustain employment, I particularly enjoyed delivering lone parent programmes and working with young people delivering the Certificate of Work Readiness. I am now a workplace assessor delivering Modern Apprenticeships in Hospitality and Customer service. I love the variety of this job and seeing learners progress and develop in their job roles.


T: 01387 262721
E: amystrawbridge@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Louise Smith – Employer Engagement

I have been working at Lowland Training since 2012, prior to this I worked in the recruitment and banking sectors. The main remit of my job is to work with employers to promote the programmes that we deliver through our various funders including Department for Work and Pensions and Skills Development Scotland. I also work closely with our learners so that I can match them to career opportunities. Every day is different in my job and I love when it all comes together meaning success for everyone.


T: 01387 262721
E: louisesmith@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Jude Weddell – Administrator / Tutor

I joined the company in 2017 having previously worked in retail, procurement and the motor trade. I am enjoying meeting a diverse range of people and assisting them to find employment. I am also the digital champion at our Dumfries office assisting people to become more confident in the use of computers ensuring that they are able to apply and compete for jobs. I manage the learn my way and online centres programmes.


T: 01387 262721
E: jude@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Emma Akiens – Tutor

I re-joined the Lowland team in 2015, having previously worked for the company for 11 years. I work with a diverse range of people helping them to reach their full potential. I particularly enjoy working with young people assisting them to gain the knowledge and experience needed to move into work.


T: 01776 700818
E: emma@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Andrew Chang – Administrator / Tutor

I joined Lowland Training in 2017, bringing with me a wide breadth of experience ranging from the automotive industry to retail management. I enjoy the multifaceted nature of the position which allows me to work with a range of learners and employers in varying environments. I am eager to continue to cultivate these relationships and to grow in my role with the company.


T: 01776 700818
E: andrew@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Chloe Connor – Admin Assistant

I started on the Certificate of Work Readiness course with Lowland Training in 2016, while I was participating on the programme I was offered a Modern Apprenticeship at Lowland. I was employed as an admin assistant and I am also working towards completing my Level 3 in Business and Administration. I manage the ITA programme and assist learners when they require any help with work or the computers.


T: 01776 700818
E: chloe@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Scott Glendinning – Admin Assistant

Hello! I’m Scott, and I am an apprentice admin/receptionist at Lowland Training Services. I first came to Lowland as a learner taking part in an SIA course as I was seeking work. I really enjoyed it! I learnt so much knowledge and life skills throughout the course. I then took part in an employability course as well as a care course through Lowland and from taking part in these I have gained the confidence and skills to become a working part of the Lowland Training Services team! My aim to learn as much as I can through this job opportunity and be as helpful as I can!


T: 01387262721
E: scott@lowlandtraining.co.uk

Vikki Reay – Administrator

I joined Lowland Training as an administrator in 2018. I have been able to adapt my extensive prior experience in the care sector to my current role and working at Lowland has afforded me the opportunity to expand my skill set to include the delivery of various types of employability training. Every day at Lowland presents exciting new challenges and I have found both the staff and the learners very inspiring to work with.


T: 01776 700818
E: vikki@lowlandtraining.co.uk