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Peter Mucklow

Director of Apprenticeships - Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

Peter Mucklow was appointed Apprenticeships Director on 1 May 2020

  • Responsible for the development and delivery of the apprenticeship programme. This includes the Apprenticeships 2020 reform programme to create a world-class, sustainable apprenticeship system offering higher quality employer-led apprenticeship opportunities to a diverse range of individuals which meet the skills needs of employers.  Leads work around Traineeships and young people no longer in education, employment or training (NEETs).
  • Peter is currently SRO for the Apprenticeships programme which is a Government Major Project. He is a current participant in the Major Projects Leadership Academy programme.

His previous roles include:

  • Director, Further Education, ESFA
  • Director, Intervention and Young People’s Funding Group, ESFA
  • Director, Supporting Children and Young People Group, Department for Education (DfE)
  • Deputy Director, Young People Division, DfE
  • Director, Planning, Performance and Partnerships, Children and Young People’s Directorate, Sheffield City Council
  • Deputy Director, Finance and Strategy; Children and Young People’s Directorate, Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Deputy Director, Workforce Development; Children and Young People’s Directorate, Department for Education and Skills (DfES)