Charlotte joined ETT in June 2002 having graduated from the University of Ulster with a 2:1 Honours Degree in International Business Studies. Since joining ETT, Charlotte has gained significant experience in the management and coordination of the Jobskills and ApprenticeshipsNI Programmes, as well as the development and improvement of the organisation's Self-Evaluation and Development Planning processes.
Charlotte was instrumental in the implementation and maintenance of an accredited Integrated Management System (IMS), overseeing the successful certification of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. She plays a key role in the management of the IMS, whilst also fulfilling the role of Senior Internal Auditor within the organisation.
She has a particular interest in the area of Human Resources and Employment Law issues. Her experience in Human Resources includes having provided support and consultation in the following areas; organisational development, employee and leadership development, recruitment and selection, performance management and policy development and administration.
Charlotte writes a regular business advice column for the NI Electrical Magazine, as well as making contributions to the monthly ETT Newsletters “Watt Matters” and “Watts Happening”. More recently Charlotte has become involved in delivering a series of practical workshop seminars aimed at helping NI Electrical Contracting Employers in the current economic climate.
Charlotte is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Experience & Qualifications
- BA Hons (2:1) in International Business Studies
- Diploma in Industrial Studies (Commendation)
- ILM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management
- Certificate in Personnel Practice (Distinction)
- Advanced Diploma in Management Practice (Commendation)
Blog Posts from this Expert
by Charlotte Bamber on 06 November 2013
Kimberley Boyd, ETT's Apprenticeship Support Manager has been busy analysing all the feedback gathered during the apprentice inductions, and the results have been great.
by Charlotte Bamber on 07 October 2013
ETT have always explained to apprentices about the importance of having a good CV and what it should and shouldn't contain. The latest research published today by the BBC states that Jobseekers are hurting their chances of securing new employment by not spending enough time on their CV.
by Charlotte Bamber on 12 September 2013
Education and Training Inspectorate (the Inspectorate) carried out a scrutiny inspection to assess the effectiveness of the self-evaluation and quality improvement planning processes in Electrical Training Trust.
by Charlotte Bamber on 24 June 2013
The electrical industry is embracing the use of electronic communication and social media more and more. From business websites, smart phone apps to social media channels, there is a growing interest in digital marketing. If you're not using it yet, you may be missing out.
by Charlotte Bamber on 17 June 2013
Training your employees can bring lots of benefits to your business here are ETTs 10 Reasons to Train your Employees
by Charlotte Bamber on 21 May 2013
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has an important role in supporting small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Northern Ireland through the provision of advice and assistance on day-to-day equality issues.
by Charlotte Bamber on 16 March 2012
ETT is now on LinkedIn and Twitter. Connect with us to keep up-to-date with courses, events and industry news.
by Charlotte Bamber on 05 March 2012
Employers are expected to make first Aid provisions. Find out what this means for your organisation.
by Charlotte Bamber on 02 March 2012
One of the best tools to boost productivity,increase morale and get better business outcomes is an employee performance review ... if it is done correctly! Read ETT's 10 top tips to conduct performance reviews effectively.
Electricians may be in for a shock as HMRC tackles unpaid taxes....
by Charlotte Bamber on 15 November 2011
Customers that come to you through word of mouth or returned because of good service are the best type of customer...
by Charlotte Bamber on 13 July 2011
There is no doubt that the construction industry has faced unprecedented problems during the recession. One of the effects of the current economic climate is an increasing number of electrical companies facing the prospect of scaling down their operations and implementing redundancies for their workforce...
by Charlotte Bamber on 30 June 2011
EEIBA is the only charity that exists to help those in hardship and distress who work, or have worked, in the electrical and electronics industries.
by Charlotte Bamber on 13 June 2011
If you are an unemployed member of the electrical industry you can now place your CV in our new Employment section.
If you are an employer, you can also advertise opportunities you may have, whether they are short-term or permanent.
And the best bit? This service is free!
by Charlotte Bamber on 08 June 2011
Want to be part of something new and exciting?
ETT are making plans in co-operation with the local industry for the future delivery of Electrical Apprenticeship training in NI.
Do you want to be part of it?
by Charlotte Bamber on 24 May 2011
Are you paying too much for your mobile?
Do you own an iPhone, Smartphone or similar mobile gadget?
Then you could be wasting almost £200 per year!
by Charlotte Bamber on 23 May 2011
In the modern age of equal opportunities and fairness for all, when it comes to construction, trades and traditionally viewed "jobs for a man", it would appear we are not as open-minded as we might like to think...
by Charlotte Bamber on 03 May 2011
ETT's guide to looking after your personal finances.
Aimed at our apprentices but suitable for all ages, why not see if you can get your finances in top shape!
Free Financial Guide Download at end of article.
by Charlotte Bamber on 08 March 2011
Directors and Managers should take note; the first Corporate Manslaughter prosecution has been successful.
In the event of a fatal accident, could you convince a jury that you had taken all reasonable measures?
Would your Policies and Procedures stand up to scrutiny and support your defence?
by Charlotte Bamber on 28 January 2011
Cash is the primary indicator of business health and some of us have been feeling a little poorly throughout this recession.
A business can survive for a short time without sales or profits but without cash it will die. For this reason the inflow and outflow of cash need careful monitoring and management. This could help protect the financial security and future of your business...
by Charlotte Bamber on 03 December 2010
Making decisions under pressure suits some people and some businesses but for others it can often all go horribly wrong. Too many employers take huge risks and make blundering howlers when it comes to important workforce decisions, which ultimately affect the future of your organisation...
Free "Assessing Your Workforce" Download at end of article.