Jon Dymond

Background

After leaving university with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, I went on to work for Barclays, managing one of their branches before moving into a more technical IT career for companies such as Computacenter and EDF. My technical skills led me to work for Thales in a number of IT and project management roles, from Project Team Manager to Projects Control Manager, before moving over to the training side. 

Current role

I’m responsible for developing and delivering project management training courses, aimed at both our internal and external customers. Much of what I train consists of things I’ve actually done in previous roles, so I can relate to the learners’ experiences and quote real-world examples, rather than just relaying theory to them.

I like to put my own spin and humour on the learning material, facilitating an environment that gets the learners talking amongst each other, sharing ideas and having fun. It’s also important to take a good look at feedback so we can continuously improve what we’re doing. 

What I like about working for TLD

The energy and enthusiasm of the people is huge, and also the great facilities we have here. Those two elements together make it a fantastic experience for the learners.

Interests

Aside from my two kids; my main hobbies are ten-pin bowling and all types of games – whether it’s board games, computer games, or tabletop/strategy games. I actually used to play in a ten-pin bowling league, but an injury sadly put an end to that! 

My wife and I are also members of the National Trust.