Right Track Social Enterprise

Employee profile

Julie Benson


Julie has been working in the education and training sector for over 25 years, originally from Nottinghamshire, she spent over 30 years in Cornwall working and gaining extensive career and experience in Hospitality, managing nightclubs, bars, and restaurants, becoming one of the first women to gain her Security Industry Licence ( SIA), eventually owning her own traditional country pub.  During this time living and working in Cornwall Julie trained to become a NVQ Assessor and Tutor creating and delivering hospitality qualifications across Cornwall in some of county’s most iconic hotels and restaurant’s such as The Headland Hotel in Newquay ( where Roald Dahls original film The Witches  was shot) to Rick Steins restaurant in Padstow.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and having the next 4 years to undertake treatment and surgery, in 2012 in remission and ready to begin teaching again, Julie moved back to Nottinghamshire to work for a local training provider in Alfreton, working with individuals that were long term unemployed as well as working with ex-offenders, delivering employability qualifications to enhance and develop their career opportunities.

In 2016, Julie had a unique opportunity to work with people suffering from addiction and moved to Lincoln to teach and support those in recovery from substance misuse, developing skills, confidence, and self-esteem for those in recovery to continue to grow and live a more independent quality of life free from drugs and alcohol.

Julie joined Right Track in 2018, delivering our AEB funded courses and qualifications such as Employability & Personal Development to delivering all of our extensive level 2 qualifications, her passion for this job and helping people, motivates her on a daily basis to inspire those individuals to reach for their goals, and along the way, is inspired herself by those same learners that with grit and determination overcome those barriers and challenges to indeed become successful.