In the latest of our Humans of MacIntyre series, we hear from Pasquale Verdura, who's been working at MacIntyre for an amazing 27 years!
A start in the NHS
Before MacIntyre, Pasquale started his career with the NHS in Bromham Hospital in Bedfordshire, which closed in the late 1990s.
A familiar face at MacIntyre events
In his first years at MacIntyre, Pasquale worked in Milton Keynes with adults who have learning disabilities. He became a familiar face supporting people in our café and catering services, and could often be seen at our conferences helping people to deliver and serve the delicious savouries and cakes we're known for.
A change to education
More recently, Pasquale changed focus, and moved to our No Limits division. He supports young people of college age for whom a conventional education isn't appropriate. Becoming a Community Teaching Facilitator meant some big changes and a return to study for Pasquale, but he took it all in stride.
I enjoy it very much. It gives me a lot of purpose seeing the gradual changes in someone's achievements. The thing I enjoy most is to get the best out of the young person I support and teach, so they are more confident in the community.
Cooking still matters
Outside of work, Pasquale spends time with his family, and he enjoys classical music and movie soundtracks.
He hasn't forgotten his days in our café though - one of the things he loves the most is cooking, especially Italian food.