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Anthony Knowles

Head of National Account Management (North), Apprenticeships Directorate,
Education and Skills Funding Agency

Having worked on Apprenticeships for twenty years Anthony is passionate about the positive economic and social transformation that they deliver. His role is about leading a team focussed on providing a dedicated account management service to the largest employers to enable them to take full advantage of the opportunities apprenticeship reform will bring. Anthony works as part of a senior management team with responsibility for the continuous development and delivery of the highly regarded, customer focussed National Apprenticeship Service.

  • Sharing the latest ESFA insights on promoting apprenticeships, expanding provision and ensuring successful engagement of young people in apprenticeship career paths
  • Discussing the transition to the apprenticeship service for employers and the future of apprenticeship funding post 2020
  • Identifying gaps in the provider markets and assessing how employer-led standards can be expanded further
  • Assessing the latest updates in the Review of Post-18 Education and Funding and the impact on apprenticeship delivery
  • Outlining findings from the review of the Apprenticeship Levy and how the role of apprenticeships can be enhanced within the post-2020 skills landscape