Ashley has worked for several years in the pharmaceutical industry, after discovering an interest in science at an early age. He partly originates this passion from an inspiring teacher during his secondary education. This proved instrumental in his pursuit to excel in his chosen field. He thrives on sharing this passion with others; especially those who are at the beginning of their journey into science.
After studying for a number of years and acquiring a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and a masters in Forensic Science he was then given the opportunity to work for several high profile pharmaceuticals companies. This included testing a range of well-known brands. Having spent several years working predominantly in Quality control, he has also taken the opportunity to work in quality assurance and has also found this to be another area of interest. As his career has progressed he has been responsible for the training and development of colleges; some of whom have had no prior laboratory training or experience. Through being instrumental in the progression of others, he has discovered an invested zeal for helping others to realise their own potential and find their own drive in the scientific field.
Outside of work his interested include going to the gym, watching movies and football.
What’s it like to work at Youthforce?
“There’s the teaching and coaching side to my role, I help learners to develop and build a connection with them, I try to inspire them. I have a real passion for science and debating, this role allows me to give back to the community. I enjoy training the learners from scratch and seeing the progression – it’s inspiring.
Youthforce is a work-based training provider that gives you the opportunity to improve yourself, you become an asset. It’s been so interesting and intriguing journey with Youthforce so far; I’ve been to unique environments, having to adapt and develop my understanding. I’m always learning.
Before I stated at Youthforce I had a Pharmaceutical background, completing my degree and masters. I worked in a lab tech role which had a steep learning curve. The reason that I joined was because I wanted to share my passion and knowledge for Science, I loved the idea of teaching someone from zero and seeing the progression.
Youthforce is very forward thinking, always moving. The training days are always new, and you’ll be learning new things all the time. You need to be on board, driven, and be willing to listen and learn.
The leadership style at Youthforce is passionate and driven. This filters down through the company and there’s a no-nonsense, forward-thinking approach.
Youthforce has a forward mindset and they’re moving into the science sector. They’ve moved fast, responding to the market needs. It’s painting a picture – they see, react and move fast. The early bird gets the worm!”
– Ashley Chadwick