David Hill, Director, Apprenticeships Directorate, Department for Education

David Hill will discuss latest progress of the reforms, what they mean for employers, training providers and prospective apprentices, and the major challenges and opportunities ahead.

2017 sees major reforms to apprenticeships in England, with the introduction of a new Apprenticeship Levy from April 2017, the creation of the Institute for Apprenticeships and work towards the Government’s goal of creating 3 million quality apprenticeships by 2020.


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  • About the speaker

    David Hill was appointed Director of Apprenticeships in the Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in October 2015, with DfE assuming lead responsibility for the Apprenticeships programme in July 2016. David was previously Director of Strategy, Communications and Private Office at the Department for Communities and Local Government, and a member of the DCLG Board, from 2013 to 2015; Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (2011-2013; Deputy Director, International Climate Change in the Department for Energy and Climate Change (2009-2011); and Deputy Director, Housing Supply in DCLG (2007-08). He has also held roles in the Cabinet Office and the Government Office for London and served as Private Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister, Transport Secretary and Housing Minister.