Ian Palmer After leaving school attended Thanet Technical College Broadstaires and Gravesend Sea School for Pre Sea training. Sea going Career started in 1972, culminating in the rank of Senior Purser Catering Officer with P&O. Left the sea in 1995 to pursue new interests. Re-trained in IT and project management. 1997 Started work as a assessor trainer ended up managing ESF and UK government employment contracts. In the year 2002 moved to Business development manager with new organisation working on funded projects. Achievement attracted large funding pot to develop a new skills academy based in Kent. 2005 moved to SSTG in as training manager responsible for overseeing the training and recruitment of 600 Trainee Officers and the organisation of short course training and higher certificate training. Current Marketing and Development Manager.