Marshall Skills Academy is pleased to welcome Steph Schiller, who joined this summer as Head of Projects and Delivery.
Steph will be working closely with the team to translate the overarching business strategy into robust project plans, guiding its execution in both the short and long term. In this new and exciting role, Steph will also be the driving force behind the ongoing expansion of Marshall Skills Academy – including the establishment of a new facility in Cranfield.
Steph says she is “excited for this new challenge and to be able to contribute to the industry at a time when skills in aviation are in great demand.”
Steph's journey with Marshall began in the Aerospace business unit, where she joined as a Project Coordinator in 2012 and quickly established herself as a valuable asset working in scheduling, planning and delivering projects. Having spent the last eight years of her career in various roles related to the development and implementation of new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, Steph has honed her operational delivery skill set.
Prior to working at Marshall, Steph had embarked on a graduate scheme with Surrey County Council after leaving university with a master’s degree in Chemistry. Within this role, Steph engaged with third sector organisations such as youth teams and charities to deliver services for young people.
Building on three years in this role and gaining her Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) qualification in 2010, as well as her subsequent experience with Marshall Aerospace, Steph is excited to help build a name for Marshall Skills Academy within the sector and local communities. Her role will allow her to be part of bridging the skills gap in the aviation industry while continuing to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.
Now, as the Head of Projects and Delivery for Marshall Skills Academy, Steph has found the perfect blend of her passions in the industry she is most drawn to. Since starting in her new position, she has been able to transition from an internally focused role to more external activities, including managing site visits and engaging with a range of businesses and customers.
Steph says, “I am really looking forward to the challenge of increasing our footprint at Cranfield and beyond. This will drive a real step-change in our offering of extraordinary apprenticeships.”
She is currently focusing on deepening her understanding of the business, whilst getting stuck in to key areas such as finances, training facility designs and supporting the opening of the new Marshall Skills Academy training facility in Cambridge this month. Steph has found that “everyone in the team is so passionate and really enjoys their job,” which has made the transition into her new role and working environment much easier.