John Cahill and Dorothy Taylor each have over 20 years of service to Papworth Trust Workwise to their names.
Dorothy has been our diligent Accounts Administrator, at our Hospital Road office. John began with us as an instructor in woodwork and furniture making. In 2003 our Chamberlayne Road workshops opened, where he has been our Operations Manager ever since.
Dorothy is now retiring, and John is moving to a new appointment outside of the organisation.
John brought in new, modern ways of working and specialist equipment for training. In addition, John developed all of our OCN (Open College Network) courses. Over his period of service, John was responsible for training and up-skilling hundreds of people to enable them to return to mainstream employment.
Former colleagues and trainees have all got their individual memories of working with John and wish him well in his new career.
Former trainee Simon Arnold, who is now a volunteer at Papworth Trust Workwise, said:
"After over 6 years of working alongside John through both the training programme that I attended, and the volunteering that I now do, it will be hard not to miss him."
Dorothy worked quietly behind the scenes providing a vital service and supported the Senior Manager, Valerie Beresford, in ensuring that we had a robust financial system in place. We will all miss the regular footie updates.
Mandy Turner, Training Co-ordinator at Papworth Trust Workwise, said:
“Having worked with Dorothy and John for over 14 years and shared so much of Papworth Trust Workwise’s development, it was sad to say goodbye.”
We would like to thank both John and Dorothy for their outstanding contributions to Papworth Trust Workwise, and wish them all the best for the future.