Head of competence development, Volvo Group UK and Eire
Karen Bailey is Head of Competence Development at Volvo Group UK which has over three hundred apprentices currently on programme. Coming from a strong retail back ground across numerous sectors Karen believes that the key differentiator in business is the people you employ and train at all levels in the business – including apprentices. Her particular focus is around aligning partnership with business requirements to ensure business gets what it needs out of the talent apprentices bring.
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