LBdr Kendal Wiltshire

You have won Assessor of the Year in the 2017 RA PD Awards, how do you feel?
I am over the moon with winning assessor of the year so chuffed I just want other gunners to know that it is possible to do it and to find the time to help others with personal development along with being able to gain your own qualifications and confidence in teaching.

What do you see as the benefits of being an assessor? You are getting a qualification for free, and you get paid to be an assessor. It’s also good to be helping others with their learning as well.

What’s next? I would like to stay in the MT world and can see myself completing teaching qualifications or the full IQA award so that I can still carry on doing what I love in my day job and by helping others to get qualifications to.

Has anyone supported or encouraged you along the way?
My COC are fully behind me to help me develop myself and allow me the time to complete my studies, as they would be with anyone. It is just a shame that some people don’t make use of the opportunities available to them and see pd as extra work, when in fact it will benefit them in the future, and it is for free!