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Returning April 2020

The Apprenticeships Conference will offer national policy updates and leading insights into the delivery of effective apprenticeship programmes which meet the needs of apprentices and employers.


Our 2019 Speakers

The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP
Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills,
Department for Education (DfE)
Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive,
Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education
Anthony Knowles
Head of National Account Management (North), Apprenticeships Directorate,
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Sally Collier
Chief Regulator,
Chris Jones HMI
Specialist Adviser for Apprenticeships,
Mark Dawe
Chief Executive,
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Carol Corstin
Head of Training,
Caring Homes Group
Sarah Flynn
Associate Director of Learning and Teaching,
University of Hertfordshire
Steve Kirk
Head of Work Placed Learning,
Abingdon & Witney College
Jacqui Canton
Deputy Principal,
Abingdon & Witney College
Stephen Evans
Chief Executive,
Learning and Work Institute
Edward Collett
Head of Business Development,
Abingdon and Witney College
Helen Wilcox MBE
Executive Director of Woodford Homecare and Chair,
The Care Apprenticeship Board and Care Trailblazer Group
Louise Powell
Head of Education and Learning,
Travis Perkins
Mark Walker
Faculty Head of Technology & Professional Services,
Stephenson College
Simon Kibble
Director of Quality & Development,
Stephenson College
Toni Carter
Apprenticeship and Raising Participation Co-ordinator,
Rochdale Borough Council
Andy Turner
Apprenticeship Lead,
Rochdale Borough Council
Lindsey Daniels
Head of Business and Community Development,
Craven College
Dr Brooke Storer-Church
Senior Advisor, Skills,
Office for Students (OfS)
Paul Rainbow
Senior Learning Development Officer - Adult Social Care,
Hertfordshire County Council


The Apprenticeship Conference always delivers. Giving the right amount of relevant information to the delegates. An excellent event and worth attending each year.

Senior Project Officer, Newark And Sherwood District Council

A very interesting and useful conference with a diverse group of speakers from across the different sectors and fields within the Apprenticeship field.

Career Paths and Skills Project Manager, Home Office

Wonderfully organised, with a wealth of thought provoking, strong and inspiring speakers.

Apprenticeship Development Manager, Writtle University College

The event was a very interesting and timely insight in to the effects of emerging government policy on the future of apprenticeships in the UK, especially at the Higher level.

Director, European College of Business and Management

Very useful event highlighting the challenges facing employers in the future and benefits of a well designed and quality Apprenticeship provision.

Head of Agriculture Education Branch, Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)

Really enjoyed this - thought it was the most useful conference I've been to all year

Head of Change FE & Skills, Jisc