Meet the VT Team: Karen

This week, we meet someone you’ve probably all spoken to on the phone at some point, our Administration Coordinator, Karen!

How did you end up at Varsity Training? What jobs have you done beforehand?

By accident!  I am also an HR Consultant and met with Carol and Del to discuss updating their Employee Handbook.  They mentioned that they were looking for someone to do their admin and I said “tell me more”!


Why did you get into Health and Social Care?

My background is not in Health and Social Care and my role doesn’t mean I have to have an indepth knowledge, but I have picked up a vast amount of information from colleagues during my 3 years with the Company!


Which three people, past or present, would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?

Oooohhh, that’s a tough question!  David Attenborough – I love his programmes and he’s got to be one of the most fascinating people to talk to; Marti Pellow – love Wet Wet Wet and he’s had a really interesting life and…… my Husband, Roger!


Whats your idea of a perfect weekend?

Scotland, by a Loch, in the sunshine!


If you had to pick a ‘final’ meal, what would it be? Start, Main and Desert, please! 

Starter – Prawns and avocado, definitely!

Main – Shepherd’s Pie – love it!

Dessert – it would have to be Eton Mess!


Do you have any pets and if so, what are their names?

I have a 13-year old Dalmatian called Lucy. I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old and she’s absolutely gorgeous!


Your favourite holiday destination?

Majorca – my brother lives there.


. . . and finally, would you rather be able to talk to animals or be invisible? 

Again, a tough one, but it would probably have to be talk to animals.  I’d love to know what the foxes are chatting about that run up and down our road at night.