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Chris McCarthy

Head of Employability Ashford & Swale

Chris joined the group in November 2020 as the Head of Employability for Ashford and Swale, having previously worked for EKC IntoWork as a Job Broker. Prior to joining the FE Sector, Chris worked in Financial Services for 17 years as Claims Negotiator, Operations Team Leader and most recently as an Apprenticeship Coach supporting people developing a career in the Insurance industry.


Chris is passionate about people development and has supported a number of past students to achieve both academic and personal success. In 2020 Chris completed his Diploma in Education and Training adding to qualifications already obtained from the Institute of Leadership and Management and Chartered Insurance Institute.


In his role as Head of Employability for Ashford and Swale Chris oversees our brand new training centres in Ashford and Sittingbourne.


Chris is an avid music fan who regularly attends live performances as well as a being a fan of a host of different sports including football, boxing, NBA and F1 motor racing.