Paula Gibson

Paula Gibson

Business Solutions Manager, City & Guilds

 

Paula has worked in the education and skills sector for over 15 years supporting young people and adults improve their skills and access sustainable employment. In her early career Paula managed many education projects aimed black, minority ethnic and refugee communities throughout Europe. She later moved onto to develop the first online and telephone based Careers Guidance Service working in partnership with the BBC and Channel 4 on successful skills for life campaigns addressing the poor levels of literacy and numeracy amongst UK adults. Her most recent work has been on the National Apprenticeship Service whereby she has worked with key stakeholders such as LEP’s, local authorities and some of the biggest employers in shaping Apprenticeship Growth Strategies. She joined City and Guilds in April 2016 to support colleges, providers and employers understand the key elements of the Apprenticeship Reform to support the growth of the programme to 3m by 2020.

Being the provider of choice to help get employers levy-ready

Hall 10a

City & Guilds will be joined by an expert employer panel to guide providers on supporting employers optimise their levy contributions. Our 6-step process will help you guide employers on developing their HR People Plan, reviewing current training provision and designing their apprenticeship programme and delivery methods. This session will give you real insight into […]

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Developing the right systems and process to support SME’s and micro-businesses with Apprenticeships

Hall 10a

“From May 2017, a new funding system means that non-levy paying employers will need to financially co-invest 10% towards apprenticeship training for all ages. How are you engaging with SMEs and do you have the systems and process in place to support these employers deliver high quality apprenticeships? City & Guilds and AELP have teamed […]

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