Employ My Ability (EMA) Ltd.  is an Independent Specialist College that provides students aged between 16 and 25 a unique learning environment to develop skills that assist with their preparation for adulthood; this provision is underpinned by a Trustee Advisory Board which meets at least once per academic term. The Trustee Advisory Board is made up of the EMA Founders who are the Nominated Trustees and they are supported in their governance obligations by Trustee Advisors. Current members of the Trustee Advisory Board are listed below:

    • Steve White, Group Managing Director and Trustee
    • Jacqui Church, Group Operations & Education Director
    • Harry Wood, Former EMA student (Trustee Advisor)
    • Paula Harris (Safeguarding & Careers) (Trustee Advisor)
    • Simon Linard (Quality of Education) (Trustee Advisor)
    • John Parker (Leadership & Management) (Trustee Advisor)
    • Maddie Walters (Student member) (Trustee Advisor)
    • Sonny Wells (Student member) (Trustee Advisor)
    • Oliver White (Staff member) (Trustee Advisor)

These assignments will be reviewed on an annual basis.

A copy of the Trustee Advisory Board’s terms of reference can be found here:

A copy of our Whistleblowing policy can be found here:

A copy of our Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion policy can be found here:

A copy of our Complaints policy can be found here:

A copy of our Behaviour policy and Anti Bullying Strategy can be found here:


Following a successful site visit on behalf of the Education & Skills Funding Agency in February 2020, we became a registered Section 41 post 16 provider, and are now awaiting a New Provider Monitoring Visit from Ofsted. We will publish the result of this inspection on this page once it has been completed. The report from the 2020 site visit can be found here: ESFA Report

Our courses combine industry qualifications with on the job experience