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Sir Gerry Berragan

Chief Executive,
Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

Sir Gerry Berragan was a career soldier for 37 years, finishing as the Adjutant General, responsible for all Army personnel matters. Before this he was Director General for Personnel, and was the Director General Army Recruiting and Training for 3 years from 2008-11. He has been involved in designing, delivering and evaluating training for most of his career and has always been passionate about gaining accreditation for the considerable skills training that soldiers undertake. He became the Army’s Apprentices Ambassador in 2008 to lead the effort that resulted in the Army becoming the largest apprenticeships provider in the country, offering more than 45 nationally-recognized training schemes. He brings this practical leadership experience of delivering high quality training and successful apprenticeships at scale to the appointment of Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships.

  • Sharing the latest insights in the development of trailblazer-led apprenticeship standards in meeting the skill needs of employers
  • Assessing the outcomes of the Institute for Apprenticeship’s ‘faster and better’ initiative to enhance the approval process for new employer-developed apprenticeship standards
  • Examining how employers can ensure success in the end to end process of developing new apprenticeship standards
  • Analysing how apprenticeship end point assessments and the external quality assurance process can be adapted to meet the needs of providers and employers
  • Understanding what effective collaboration looks like between employers and providers