Meet the team
Lead InstructorAndy Sullivan
career started as an operational fire-fighter, with hands on First Aid experience, in the Kent Fire Brigade. I served with Kent Fire Brigade for 17 years; and qualified as an instructor. In my last few years of service I became the Manager of First Aid training for the Brigade. Whilst in this role I worked closely with the Ambulance and Air Ambulance services.
I changed careers to become a Resuscitation Officer in the NHS, developing new skills in teaching and providing Advanced Life Support. A new role which gave me extensive knowledge and experience in advanced care.
Lead InstructorShaun Taberer
spent almost 7 years serving in the Royal Air Force before embarking on a career as a Police Officer. My final 8 years prior to retiring, was teaching in schools, Colleges and Universities, gaining a teaching qualification from Roehampton University.
Since then I have delivered many adult courses including, First Aid, wilderness survival, bushcraft, employability, IT and filming.
I also spent three years as a Senior manager in a Young Peoples Charity before embarking on a solo filming career, working with many organisations, Charitable, Public Service and private businesses, but still enjoy assisting young people with media skills and CV evidential work experience.
I started my career at the age of sixteen within the construction industry as an apprentice bricklayer. At the age of 28 to this present date, I have had 23 years’ experience in education. Seventeen years at Sussex Coast College Hastings as a bricklaying lecturer and six years at an organisation in Rye, East Sussex where I completely changed my career path teaching Arts Awards, GCSE’s and BTEC’s in Creative Media studies, this involved photography, film making and music.
When I do find some spare time from work, I enjoy physical outdoor activities and pursuits that involve walking, hiking and sailing. I also play a bass guitar in a classic rock band that performs regularly in Kent and Sussex, but my main passion is cinematography.
Instructor & Advisor
Registered Nurse x 32 years & Registered Paramedic x 10 years – Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Flight Crew, Clinical Manager and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Medical Course author/Educator – Motorsport Medic x 38 years – Clinical Lead, NHS Ambulance Service.
27 years Fire & Rescue – RAF Medic with one tour of Afghanistan – Community First Responder – Fire Service First Aid Instructor.