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The Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Conference 2018 will offer leading policy updates and guidance in developing outstanding higher and degree apprenticeships schemes which meet the needs of employers and industry.


Confirmed Speakers

Sir Gerry Berragan
Chief Executive,
Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA)
Dr. Brooke Storer-Church
Senior Policy Advisor,
Office for Students (OfS)
Adrian Anderson
Chief Executive,
University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)
Greg Dean
Head of Large Employer Engagement Strategy,
Education and Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service
Dr Joe Marshall
Interim Chief Executive,
National Centre for Universities and Business
Angela Joyce
Group Principal and Chief Executive,
Warwickshire College Group
Scott Wildman
Director, Centre for Higher and Degree Apprenticeships,
University of Kent
Adam Greenwood
Head of Skills Partnerships,
University of Hull
Richard Hamer
Director of Education and Skills,
BAE Systems
Elizabeth Gorb
Director of Apprenticeships, 
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sarah Tudor
Director of Employer Partnerships & Associate Professor in Work-Based Education and Skills,
Staffordshire University
Charlotte Hughes
Laboratory Apprentice,
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Ricky Casey
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Insp. Naomi Bolton
Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA),
Nottinghamshire Police
Ann Minton
Academic Lead for Apprenticeships,
University of Derby
Jane Lowe
Higher Apprenticeship Manager,
University of Derby
Nick Williams
Commercial Director,
Lloyd's Banking Group
Sue Attewell
Head of Change for FE and Skills,


This was a very informative event pitched at the right level.

Head of Careers and Employment, University of Hertfordshire

The Higher Apprenticeships Conference was a useful insight into the current policy and good practice around higher and degree apprenticeships. A good balance of networking opportunities and engaging speakers.

Apprenticeship Manager, University of Chichester

This conference was very well organised and facilitated. The speakers had been carefully chosen to provide a comprehensive overview of the national picture of higher and degree apprenticeship development in England.

Senior Lecturer, University of Brighton

Very informative event, relevant speakers and a lot of beneficial information provided on different areas.

Technical Education Manager, Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

The event was most informative and provided delegates with a robust understanding of Apprenticeships from Policy through to delivery.

Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire

Excellent event, relevant and knowledgeable speakers covering wide ranging aspects of Higher level Apprenticeships.

Futures Leader, NCFE

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