Blog 23 Jun 2022 

Meet the Team: Abby Burr, Learning and Development Business Partner

Our Meet the Team blog series celebrates our incredible people from across CPI.

Amy Smith

Amy Smith

People Director
(she/her)

The latest blog of our Meet the Team series features Abby Burr. Abby loves the opportunities to learn that CPI affords her and has developed such a passion for learning that she’s now undertaking her Level 7 qualification in Coaching. Find out more about what brought Abby to a career at CPI below. 

What do you do at CPI?

I’m a Learning and Development Business Partner within the HR team. I work closely with other teams across the organisation to support them with tasks such as team communication, development plans, training and apprenticeships.

What did you do before joining CPI?

I studied for a degree in Textiles and Surface Design at the University of Sunderland before moving on to do a postgraduate degree in Education. I then worked in secondary education, teaching engineering and food technology for 5 years.

Why did you join CPI?

I had an enforced career break due to major surgery and the subsequent recovery. After this period, I decided that I needed a career change. My teaching background in STEM had given me lots of opportunities to engage with industry so I knew CPI and could definitely see myself working there! 

I reached out to my networks and was invited to interview for a role in CPI’s data team. I then moved into learning and development, which seems a natural fit after so many years in education!

What do you like about working at CPI?

Working at CPI is so incredibly varied; every day is a school day! The people and the culture at CPI have been instrumental in helping me to feel comfortable in a work environment, which was so important after my operation.

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