“My name is Sean Wallace-Docherty, a partner and a father of one. I grew up in the north-east of the UK and am proud of my heritage. In 1999, I went to visit my late father in the Netherlands for the Christmas and New Year period and I was offered a job within the company he worked for. This job eventually saw me leading a multi-disciplined team of customer sales service and operations advisors.”
How did you learn about Alison?
I was googling courses which could help enhance my career, but also add qualifications to my resume, when I came across Alison. Having looked at what courses they offered and the different levels of courses, I was really impressed. If I could achieve a diploma it would look good on my resume but it would also allow me to learn about other aspects of business.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
I chose a course in HR. I chose this because a the time I was looking at a career change or pursuing a new path with my own business. If I knew the fundamentals of Human Resources and HR Management, it would give me a better insight and a better understanding of the processes of people management.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
Having completed the HR Course, I am now studying two further courses (Operations Management and Accounting). Once these are complete, and the current pandemic is over, I am looking to set up my own business, which is currently in the planning stages.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
My favourite way to relax from studying is to spend time with my partner, Alison, (yes I know that sounds weird – study with Alison, live with an Alison) and my daughter and our pets (one dog and two cats).
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
My next step is to launch my own business and I believe the HR, Operations Management and Accountancy courses will all be beneficial. My next step academically is to take on another Alison course in Marketing so that I can market my business.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
If Alison was able to do courses in First Aid Level 3 and Fire Safety Level 2, then that would be great.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
If I was asked about Alison I would ask the person what course they were interested in or what they wanted to do. Then I would recommend Alison to them explaining that you learn in your own time and at your own pace. You can learn on a PC, tablet or phone. You can learn on the move as well which is absolutely amazing. Alison provides courses that can lead to various career paths.