Linda joined Sunderland College in 2015 as supervisor of our commercial travel agency, City Sun. With over 26 years experience in the travel industry, Linda loves passing on her knowledge to the next generation.

This is my first job in education and I have been in post for almost five years. I have the pleasure of working with our students on a work experience basis.

My background is customer service where I worked in the retail travel industry for over 26 years. I worked my way to a managerial role for TUI and was a store manager for 13 years before joining Sunderland College.

My knowledge and experience is wide and varied through customer service, training and developing staff and performance managing to achieve successful results.

I manage Sunderland College’s travel agency, CitySun, which runs as a commercial business dealing with internal and external customers. I also work with the travel and tourism students giving them hands on work experience in the agency and helping them when I can with their work loads and challenges they have been set on their course.

I also process internal travel and payments for the college across different departments.

I was looking for a new experience while keeping my skills and using them to develop young people within my line of work. The college has a good reputation and a great facility.

Working with young people and sharing my life experience, and running the agency. I enjoy meeting new people and challenges.

Moving to City Campus by far. The facilities are fantastic and I’m privileged to work here.

Challenges and watching our students grow and become successful.