HR Directors Roundtable: Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have been identified by the government as a vital part of ensuring that UK plc meets the requirements for more highly skilled people, trained effectively, to grow the economy, raise productivity, and ensure prosperity and security for individuals.

As such, the role of The Institute for Apprenticeships is assuming increasing importance. It is an independent public body whose remit is to ensure apprenticeships are the best they can be, meeting the needs of employers and learners alike.

Under the stewardship of Sir Gerry Berragan, the institute is committed to a programme of continuous improvement, to ensure as many high quality apprenticeship standards can be ready for employers and apprentices to use as soon as possible.

Sir Gerry will provide an update on the priorities of the Institute for Apprenticeships and his insights on the apprenticeships reform programme, plus answer questions during the Q&A, which will be conducted under the Chatham House rule. We look forward to welcoming HR Directors and colleagues with specific organisational responsibilities for apprenticeships to this roundtable.


About the speaker:

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.


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