Emily has over 20 years’ experience as a Talent and HR specialist, holding a number of roles in Talent Management including Early Careers, Learning and Development and Change Management. Before joining Babington, Emily was the Client Director for Apprenticeships at Capita Learning overseeing key strategic relationships across both the private and public sector. Prior to this, Emily was the Head of Apprenticeships for Lloyds Banking Group where she led and developed the Bank’s Apprenticeship programme and schools engagement activity seeing over 5,500 apprenticeship starts from its launch and winning a number of awards for quality including a finalist position for three consecutive years as Macro Employer at the National Apprenticeship Awards. In her current role, Emily works with the St Martin’s Group, a membership organisation of employers, training providers and end-point assessment organisations, established to provide practical support to policymakers as they seek to create a world-class apprenticeship system for the UK. Emily joined the Association of Apprentices in December where she is the Engagement Director, seconded via Babington, one of its founding partners. She has a business degree from Manchester University and a post graduate diploma in Human Resources.