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Mike Blakeley

Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement - Exeter College

Mike is the Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at Exeter College. He’s been in post for 7 years and during that time apprenticeships have more than doubled. We now have 1700 apprentices in learning at any one time and the college network extends to over 950 businesses. Whilst the majority are in the south-west we also support the entire GWR network from Penzance to Paddington. Exeter College have won multiple awards for our apprenticeship programmes and Quality is at the forefront of provision and we have a 3-year success rate of 80%

Mike is the chair of the Devon and Cornwall Training Provider network, Director of Exeter Chamber of Commerce and was shortlisted in this year’s TES Awards for ‘FE Leader of the year’.