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The BIG Ask 2024
Association of Apprentices
Sophia Ibrahim

The BIG Ask: AoA’s Pre-Election Survey 2024

The ongoing General Election campaigns are bringing the spotlight on apprenticeships, with policies highlighted across political parties. This presents apprentices with a remarkable opportunity to voice their thoughts and share the collective impact of the apprentice community on the UK.

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Sophia Ibrahim

Announcing ‘Apprenticeships: Pathway to Success” – A News-style programme to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2024

ITN Business, is proud to announce the production of an informative news-style programme, ‘Apprenticeships: Pathway to Success’, in partnership with the Association of Apprentices and UCAS. This programme will demonstrate how apprenticeships are a key gateway for lifelong careers, education, and skills development. The programme will be presented by ITN Business presenter, Warren Nettleford. ‘Apprenticeships: Pathway to Success’ will launch during National Apprenticeship Week (5th to 11th February 2024).

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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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