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Holden - Secretary And Hairdresser - Cardiff, UK

Nicola Holden

Cardiff, UK


Secretary And Hairdresser


I have worked as a Window Dresser in my youth, then moved onto working for a publishers, selling educational books to schools and colleges. I was also a receptionist for a nuclear industry firm, then moved onto being a secretary for a government project.
I am in my final months training at college to be a hairdresser, which has always been my passion to do. I work 2 days a week as part of my work placement experience in a salon in the centre of Cardiff.

Work History

AEA Technology - Senior Project Administrator

Third Place

June 2008 - October 2010

I have participated in the college hair show, creating a hair style using my creativity, initiative and imagination to conform to the chosen theme. I was awarded "Third Place" in NVQ Level 2 and "Highly Recommended" in VRQ Level 2!

June 2008 to October 2010 - Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
AEA Technology - Senior Project Administrator
Principal role was to act as Programme Office - Pre-Partnership Senior Administrator. I was responsible for managing the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Project Application Process. I managed the pre-partnership stage, giving advice to Companies and University teams, dealing with the application approval process, liaising with government funding organisations and regional advisers. Preparing grant offer/reject letters and securing Programme Director signatures for grant offer letters.

Outputs required
• Management meeting minutes.
• Amendments processed as required.
• Grant offer letters and reject/success letters processed as necessary.
• Database records maintained and updated as required.
• Data extracted to monitor progress on Outlines and Applications.
• All above in timely manner.

Qualifications & Certifications

City of Newport College

Cardiff School of Beauty

Commerce, Communications

Night School

English, Art, English, Maths, Biology, Geography, French and Needlework

Abingdon FE College

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