Sam Bradshaw

Business Support Learning & Development Manager

Sam started with Astute in August 2017 as an internal Learning and Development Consultant, before moving into a Learning and Development and Business Support Manager role, managing the Business Support Team whilst also leading L&D strategy, HR and internal recruitment. Sam started her career working within agency recruitment, becoming an multi award-winning consultant within Temp and Contract recruitment. Reaching career highs as an agency recruiter, Sam turned her hand at internal recruitment, becoming a Business Partner for a major international retailer responsible for training and recruitment nationally and internationally. As well as Sam’s career experience in both sales and recruitment Sam has a Post Graduate degree in Human Resources Development and Talent Management (CIPD Level 7) and a CIPD Level 7 Award in Employment Law. Sam is an advocate for diversity and inclusion and continues to develop herself in this field. She also leads on the governments young persons Kickstart scheme, work experience programmes and apprenticeships, partnering with local colleges and universities in the Portsmouth area.

In Sam’s spare time she volunteers as a committee chair for a local schools governing board and supported the local community as part of the Covid NHS support team. She also enjoys heading out on the water with her family, having a good long run or time at the gym and enjoying the odd glass of wine, although usually not at the same time!