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Meet the apprenticeship team

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: 0115 945 7260

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Mark Adams

Industry Lead: Creative Digital and Visitor Economy

T: 0115 884 2682

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Hannah Wrench

Industry Lead: Support Services

T: 0115 884 2528

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Jim Beard

Industry Lead - Construction & Low Carbon

T: 0115 945 7475

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Nicole Richardson

Industry Lead: Health, Science & Care

T: 0115 884 2671

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Stacey Holmes

Industry Lead for Automotive

T: 0115 884 2674

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.

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Tom Walker

Work Placement Team Leader

T: 0115 884 2240

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Stephen Jones

Work Placement Officer – Technology (Automotive, Engineering, Computing)

T: 0115 884 2713

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Jo Gregory

Work Placement Officer – Creative (Art & Fashion, Media and Photography, Music and Performance)

T: 0115 884 2215

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Emma Fountain

Work Placement Officer – Construction

T: 0115 884 2216

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Richard Hodgins

Work Placement Officer

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Jennifer Basi

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Emma Blomfield

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Sash Steele

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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Charmaine Prospere

Work Placement Achievement Coach

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: 0115 884 2273

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Talisha Ricketts

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2679

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Kath Wilkinson

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 945 7261

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Alicia Banks

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 945 7260

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Paige Witham

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2678

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Jenni Walker

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2678

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Lizzy Fearn

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2287

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Kaira McGregor

Apprentice Recruitment Administrator

T: 0115 945 7260

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Ashleigh Oates

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 945 7512

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Beth Hampson-Smith

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

T: 0115 884 2269

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Max Baker

Apprenticeship Recruitment Officer

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: 0115 884 2242

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Cheaviler Douglas

Employer Engagement Officer

T: 0115 884 2752

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Declan Manning

Employer Engagement Officer

T: 0115 884 2226