Academic Lead for Apprenticeships,
University of Derby
Ann Minton is the University of Derby’s Academic Lead for Apprenticeships and University Principal Tutor in Work Based Learning. An enthusiastic advocate of work based learning, largely due to her own personal and professional development adopting this approach, her work develops education programmes integrated within the student’s own workplace experiences. Winning a number of industry awards, Ann has developed bespoke and innovative education solutions for a range of organisations to meet their learning needs, including the developing higher and degree level apprenticeships. Her work is characterised by strong and constructive relationships between the University and its partners through frequent communication and mutual support and by providing an effective mechanism for extending the mutual partnership approach of working to employer partners.