Emily Austin, CEO, Association of Apprentices
Emily has over 20 years’ experience as a Talent Specialist, and for 10 years has worked in the apprenticeships sector, as an apprentice employer and training provider. As Head of Apprenticeships at Lloyds Banking Group, Emily led the Bank’s Apprenticeship Programme and schools engagement strategy, overseeing 5,500 apprentice starts across a range of disciplines and levels. Emily joined the Association of Apprentices last year as Partnerships Director overseeing external relationships and engagement before promotion to CEO in January. In her role, Emily leads the organisation as it further widens its apprentice community and delivers value for its apprentices and partners. Emily is also a director for the St Martin’s Group, a membership organisation established to support the UK’s Apprenticeship and Skills system.