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Meet the apprenticeships and employer services team

Find out who works within our apprenticeships and employer services team and their roles and responsibilities.

Apprenticeships and Employer Services Management Team

Lisa Wilson

Lisa Wilson

Group Director for Apprenticeships and Employer Services

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Julie Jeffery

Apprenticeship Manager - Science, Health and Care

T: 07507 113736

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Mark Saric

Apprenticeship Manager - Business and Services

T: 07580 779340

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Tracey Hutchinson

Apprenticeship Manager - Construction

T: 07773 623060

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Simon Smithurst

Apprenticeship Manager - Engineering and Electrical

T: 07971 109560

Jon Rawson

Jon Rawson

Head of Operations: EMTEC

T: 07545 903691

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Chris Todd

(Interim) Head of Operations: Apprenticeship Direct

T: 07979 488221

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David Higham

(Interim) Head of Employer Engagement

T: 0115 945 7260

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Sharon Isaacs

Partnerships Performance Manager

T: 07725 102845

Industry leads

Industry leads are business engagement specialists, each looking after a specific sector. Building relationships with local employers to manage the delivery and recruitment of industry specific apprenticeships. Supporting employers through the apprentice recruitment journey.

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Katrina Farrand

Industry Lead Manager

T: 07826 420558

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Hannah Wrench

Industry Lead: Support Services

T: 07423 641246

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Jim Beard

Industry Lead - Construction & Low Carbon

T: 07423 637699

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Nicole Richardson

Industry Lead: Automotive

T: 07423 643879

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Stacey Holmes

Industry Lead for Automotive

T: 07826 418812

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Sarah Newman

Industry Lead: Science, Health and Care

T: 07423 639556

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Samantha Pate

Industry Lead: Engineering

T: 07423 641861

Work Placement Team

Work Placement Officers are employer focused and build relationships with local organisations to promote the benefits of supporting a young person on a work placement and support employers through the work placement journey.

Our Work Placement Team works directly with employers to place students into short work experience programmes for the benefit of both our students and employers. For more about this time and what it does, take a look at our work placement page.

Recruitment team

Our team of recruitment officers work to find the best candidates for your vacancies. We work to develop candidates to prepare them for interview and we manage the recruitment process, on your behalf, from start to finish. If you are currently an employer who is interested in taking on another apprentice, this is the team to talk to.

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Nick Proverbs

Generation Manager

T: 0115 884 2268

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Aman Sandhu

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07826 428072

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Talisha Ricketts

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07423 636218

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Kath Wilkinson

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07423 635329

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Alicia Banks

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07423 649000

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Jenni Walker

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07423 640235

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Lizzy Fearn

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07826 459075

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Kaira McGregor

Apprentice Recruitment Administrator

T: 07826 507012

Ashleigh Oates

Ashleigh Oates

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 945 7512

Beth Hampson-Smith

Beth Hampson-Smith

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2269

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Max Baker

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 07423 645538

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Vicky Goudge

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2678

Projects team

The Projects Team work on a range of employer led projects that help to address local skills gaps and provide employers with strategies to successfully attract, train and retain local talent.

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Joanne Smith

Employer Workforce Development Lead

T: 07423 635347

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Declan Manning

Employer Engagement Officer

T: 07423 646975

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Olivia Shilvock

Employer Engagement Officer

T: 07423647620

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