Martin Green, former Head of Skills, Enterprise and Progression at Kirklees Council has joined the region’s leading careers guidance company, C&K Careers. Martin joined the company as CEO at the start of August replacing Gerald Hey.
Established in 1995, C&K Careers delivers impartial careers information, advice and guidance services. C&K Careers’ Advisers work in schools and colleges supporting young people in education, and in our Halifax, Dewsbury and Huddersfield Careers Centres for young people who are employed or NEET (not in education, employment or training). Over 40,000 young people are supported every year on behalf of Calderdale and Kirklees Councils and schools and colleges across West and South Yorkshire.
Having always had huge amounts of respect for C&K Careers from experience working alongside the service in Kirklees Martin saw the impact achieved by the organisation as outstanding and was thrilled to take on the position of CEO.
Martin brings a wealth of experience to lead the company in continuing to inspire people to succeed. Starting his career in Further Education, Martin moved on to adult education, working with people in the former mining and steel communities of South Yorkshire. Later he spent 7 years at Leeds City Council leading Employment, Skills and Regeneration programmes followed by private sector consultancy work focussing on economic development, employment and skills strategies. After this he rejoined the public sector working for Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) and helped develop the Leeds City Region as the leading city region area in the country on skills, securing the largest skills funding package in the Country as part of the Leeds City Region Growth Deal.
His role in Kirklees saw him leading the Kirklees Stronger Families Programme, the Outstanding Kirklees Adult and Community Learning Programme and commissioning of the Kirklees Community Learning Works programme. He was also instrumental in the development of the Kirklees College Process Manufacturing Centre and the new sites in Dewsbury – Springfield Centre and Pioneer House.
Martin is delighted by the fact that both Kirklees and Calderdale produce some of the lowest figures for young people who are not in education, employment or training or who are “unknown” to the local authority. This success, amongst the top 20% nationally is testament to the superb partnership between the company and the two local authorities.
He enjoys working with talented colleagues to make a real difference. Most importantly, he understands the importance of having the right skills and values upon which to build your work, your teams and the organisation and creating the conditions in which people can excel and enjoy their job.
Martin is really looking forward to inspiring people to succeed - whether they be clients, colleagues or the organisations that fund C&K Careers. He has a real passion for Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and gets great pleasure from enabling people to improve their lives and those of their families through learning and employment.