Non-Executive Board Members, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

Business Meeting
August 9, 2021

The Secretary of State for Education is seeking to recruit up to four new members to the board of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

They will have exceptional leadership skills and be able to help the Institute drive forward its ambition for employers to deliver high quality and cost effective apprenticeships and technical education, so that people from all backgrounds get the skills they need. 

The Department is seeking applications from current senior business or public sector employers whose organisations recruit through a range of entry routes and who employ a significant number of apprentices.  Successful candidates will also have a good understanding of the government’s apprenticeship and technical education reforms, and the challenges and opportunities faced by businesses following the technical education reforms. They should be committed to diversity and social mobility and helping people from all backgrounds to get the skills they need. 

To succeed candidates should clearly demonstrate exceptional leadership skills with experience of working at board level, and at least one should demonstrate proven financial skills to support the Institute’s financial capability at board level and its work on securing value for money in the apprenticeships and technical education programmes. 

Because the Secretary of State is committed to ensuring that public appointments better represent the views of the communities which they serve, he is particularly keen to receive applications from people who have these qualities and are from under-represented groups, based outside London and the South East or who have achieved success through non-traditional educational routes. 

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 1st October.  Further information can be found on the Public Appointments website at


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