Adam Shipley - Tutor

What made you decide to become a tutor/assessor with Valkyrie?

Having been on numerous courses and taken a variety of qualifications over my career; some of which were brilliant and informative others not so !
I found myself thinking I could do better and when I saw the advert for tutors on a job site; I thought why not ? I went for my first interview and immediately
felt at home, and being a smaller organisation I felt I could be more than just a number. That was over five years ago and they haven’t got rid of me yet !


Why do you like working for Valkyrie?

Many reasons including ;An excellent personable manager, professional colleagues, issues are turned into solutions with help from the team, I work my own diary, ive a thirst for knowledge (every days a school day), I get to impart my knowledge over a number of diverse topics, empathy shown in difficult times, the main reason seeing that eureka moment when an individual “gets it”, facilitating peoples development and seeing them self actualise is very rewarding

What makes Valkyrie different to other training providers in your view?

Our mission statement is “Sta Saman, Sta fast” which is a Norwegian out look which translates to “Stand together……..stand firm” which is what we do ! As a smaller organisation we all muck in, issues are shared and worked through, we are flexible in our approach, and all genuinely strive to make a difference

What key advice would you give to someone thinking about training with Valkyrie?

Think long and hard about where you want to be, what area of expertise you wish to train in, think about where you want to be in 3 – 5 years, then personally id make that initial enquiry either through your HR or line manager or alternately give the office a call and impartial advice will be given.

What have been the highlights of your time as a Valkyrie Tutor/Role to date?

There has been lots of highlights, the main one being when a candidate achieves their own personal goals, a candidate gets promoted or a has previously mentioned that Eureka moment