Improving Experiences and Outcomes

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Join leading organisations in trusting AoA to power their Apprentice Community

View our full list of partners here.

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A strong support network

Having a community is proven to increase completion rates. Our partner organisations' apprentices gain access to a network for peer-to-peer support. Together, we can provide the encouragement, guidance, and resources needed to successfully navigate individual apprentice experiences.

Strengthen your brand

Organisations can enhance their branding, demonstrate commitment to the apprentice journey, and support the future workforce through Association partnerships. Partners also elevate their reputation to attract talent and make a positive impact on the apprenticeship community.

Boost social responsibilty

By partnering with the Association of Apprentices, organisations play a crucial role in ensuring that membership remains free for individual apprentices. This support also extends to start-ups and micro-organisations, allowing them to access benefits and attend events without financial burden.

As a fast growing, not-for-profit organisation we provide a community, learning & development, events, and support for apprentices of any age, programme, or industry, to help them progress during their apprenticeship and beyond. Membership for apprentices remains free as we are on a mission to maximise the potential of every UK  apprentice. We have three levels of partnership, as well as sponsorship opportunities available. 

The Association of Apprentices provides a fantastic opportunity for apprentices across all industries to interact and collaborate and drive their agenda for development. At Lloyds Banking Group we promote the benefits to all our apprentices of being part of a growing network to share their experiences and learning. It helps drive a commitment to lifelong learning that goes way beyond the end of a formal apprenticeship programme.

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Discover the benefits of working with us from our partners


"We are observing an increase in completions and retention, we can attribute a portion of that success to the strategic direction we have taken in fostering a sense of community and belonging through AoA. AoA is deeply integrated within Amazon's apprenticeship community, and being part of both allows individuals to fully utilise the benefits."

- Jo Simovic, Apprenticeship Curriculum Programme Manager, Amazon


“AoA provides apprentices with fantastic support, an unparalleled platform that promotes networking and inspires them to exceed their own expectations in what they can achieve in their working life. It’s for reasons such as this as well as many others that OAL are proud to support AoA as a founding partner and help promote the opportunities available to apprentices across the nation.”

- Jan Richardson-Wilde, CEO, Occupational Awards Limited

Training providers

"We understand the importance of utilising resources that align with our vision. Showcasing our partnership with AoA will demonstrate the brilliance of our offerings when it comes to our Ofsted self-assessment. Having sound voices like AoA supporting our provision and learners is crucial for our success."

- Adele C Oxberry MIoD FIH, Chief Executive and Founder, Umbrella Training

Find out more about the Association


Corporate Membership (based on apprentice numbers)
Annual Subscription
(plus VAT)
Under 100
1,000 - 2,999
3,000 - 5,999
Optional add-on:
Branded Group on AoA Connect
Additional Annual Subscription
Sponsorship opportunities available

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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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