Empower Your Team: Join Our Event for Line Managers to Master the Art of Coaching Apprentices


Line Managing Apprentices - Coaching Skills, photo of Steven Johnstone of BPPIn partnership with Grant Thornton, the Association of Apprentices is thrilled to announce the extension of our highly sought-after event, ‘Line Managing Apprentices – A Virtual Discussion’, into a series of virtual discussions throughout 2024. These thought-provoking events are specially designed to equip managers of apprentices and their teams with invaluable insights and expert knowledge necessary to effectively support apprentices in their professional growth.

What to Expect Our series of virtual discussions will feature subject matter experts, apprentices, and employers sharing practical tips and knowledge. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers via the chat, share experiences, and pose questions to the expert panel, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment.

Upcoming Webinar Mark your calendars for the first webinar in the 2024 series, set to take place on the 13th of June. This webinar will delve into the crucial topic of coaching skills for line managers with a session titled, ‘How coaching skills can help Line Managers of Apprentices – A Practical Guide’. Our panel will include expert advice from Steven Johnstone, Head of School for Coaching, Leadership, and Management at BPP University, alongside our lineup of distinguished panellists who will share their experiences on how coaching skills can positively impact line managers of apprentices. Join us in welcoming Jessica Guiste and Mark Rockey from Capita, Lawrence Parsons from Grant Thornton UK LLP, and Clare Walker from Vodaphone!

Register Now! 

  • Event: How Coaching Skills Can Help Line Managers of Apprentices – A Practical Guide
  • Date: 13th June 2024
  • Time: 2-3pm
  • Location: Online via Teams
  • For: Apprentice Line Managers and the wider apprenticeship network

Join us in this empowering journey to enhance your coaching skills and support the growth of your apprenticeship team!

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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