The Association of Apprentices Reveals Themes for 2024


2024 will be an exciting year at the Association of Apprentices! With a lineup of extraordinary activities, flagship events, and masterclasses, the apprentice journey will move to new heights.

To give you a taste of what’s in store, we have prepared a sneak peek of our monthly themes for 2024. These carefully curated themes are designed to enhance your apprentice experience and strengthen the apprenticeship ecosystem.

From cutting-edge workshops to inspiring guest speakers, we have something special planned for each month.

Stay connected with us to ensure you don’t miss out on any updates. Follow us on social media and be part of our vibrant community. Let’s make 2024 an unforgettable year of growth, learning, and success.

Jan Richardson-Wilde

CEO, Occupational Awards Limited

Jan is the CEO of Occupational Awards Limited, a Director of the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink and an FE College Governor. She has over 35 years’ experience in the education sector in strategic and operational management of training programmes with colleges, private training providers, local authorities the voluntary sector and not for profit organisations. Jan has previously been a board member of the Learning and Skills Council, chair of the North Yorkshire Training Provider network and Vice-Chair of Yorkshire Coast College and a Governor of the Grimsby Institute for Further and Higher Education. She has extensive experience of education policy, apprenticeships, qualification, and curriculum development as well as business improvement.

Jan joined OAL in 2019, a leading non-profit industry-focused Awarding and End-Point Assessment Organisation, supporting a wide range of employers and of key stakeholders to succeed and surpass expectations. Jan is committed to continuous improvement and enthusiastic about improving the effectiveness, impact and quality of apprenticeships, education, and training in the UK and internationally. She has a wide range of experience of working in a collaborative context with employers and training providers to develop End Point Assessment, apprenticeships, and a wide range of vocational programmes.

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