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. 


  • Jennifer Coupland

    Chief Executive

    Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

    Jennifer Coupland took up post as Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in November 2019.  Her previous role was Director of Professional and Technical Education in DfE for three years, where she was responsible for T Level development and delivery, the L3 and below qualifications review and the Higher Technical Reforms. Prior to that, Jennifer was Acting Chief Executive of the Standards and Testing Agency, where she oversaw the Agency’s work on primary school assessment policy and operational delivery.   Before that, she spent three years as the Deputy Director of the joint DfE/BIS Apprenticeships Unit.

  • Helen Jackson

    Head of Capability, HR, Operations Group

    Department for Education