Maighread joined Staffordshire University in January 2020 as Associate Dean, Apprenticeships. At Staffordshire, Maighread leads a provision of Higher and degree apprenticeships which currently has over 2,000 apprentices employed across a wide range of sectors, both public and private sector. Apprenticeships are central to the mission of Staffordshire University and the new Catalyst Apprenticeship Hub, opening in January 2022 will provide a focus for employer and community engagement in the region. Prior to joining Staffordshire, Maighread worked at LSBU as Deputy-Director of Quality Enhancement for Apprenticeships and Technical Education which followed over 20 years as a curriculum manager in Further Education. Maighread has a research interest in workplace assessment in Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.