POSTPONED Maximising the impact of apprenticeships
This breakfast briefing will bring together an expert panel to discuss how key stakeholders across the sectors can work together, to maximise the positive impact of apprenticeships for individuals, employers, and the wider UK economy.
Join us for your opportunity to:
- Hear examples of different approaches to developing and providing high quality apprenticeships
- Learn about reforms to the apprenticeships levy
- Discuss how we can collaborate to ensure apprenticeships deliver the skillsets needed by employers now and in the future.
Chief ExecutiveConstruction Industry Training Board
Sarah became Chief Executive of CITB in January 2017.
Sarah is passionate about promoting the need for diversity within a workforce and the business value that it can bring, from the productivity gains to thought leadership. Sarah uses this passion to help address and influence the skills needs of the construction industry and, through her leadership, seeks to add value to the sector; whether it is encouraging young people into the industry, training and developing those already in the workforce or building a more positive, inclusive image of the sector.
Since appointment Sarah has launched an ambitious three-year Vision 2020 programme of significant reform which will see the organisation become more responsive and valued by the industry it serves. Sarah’s focus is now to ensure that Vision 2020 programme becomes reality.
Prior to her most recent appointment Sarah has held a number of senior roles within CITB and before that in finance based roles in both commercial environments and not‐for‐profit organisations. She has led on several transformational programmes, including company mergers, systems development and a variety of people and management-related projects.
Director for Approvalsthe Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education
Ana is Deputy Director for Approvals at the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. She has been in post since November 2016 and prepared the organisation for its legislative launch in April 2017. Prior to the Institute, Ana worked for over ten years in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and its predecessors. She led on the National Innovation Plan, policy and communications for the Regional Growth Fund and the simplification of business support. A career highlight was working on the government’s strategy combating Animal Rights Extremism and its impact on business, for which she was recognised with an MBE. Before becoming a civil servant Ana had a varied career in the private sector including experience in banking and marketing.
Head of Capability, HR, Operations GroupDepartment for Education