The Association is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2019 to support the UK's hugely talented community of almost one million apprentices.

We have one ambition - to be a powerful, apprentice-led community that supports you to be the best you can be by providing the social and broader elements often missing from apprenticeship programmes.

We will provide access to advice and guidance, help you build a lifelong professional network, and create opportunities for professional development. 


The Association is your place to come together with fellow and former apprentices to support each other. 



Sir Peter Estlin

Peter is chair of FutureDotNow, a coalition of UK businesses committed to boosting the digital skills of the UK.  He is also a founder patron of OnSide Youth Zones as well as the inaugural chair of the Association of Apprentices. He was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 2018/19 and is currently an independent director of Rothschild & Co, in addition to holding various non-executive appointments including being a trustee of Morden College, Trust for London and Bridewell Royal Hospital. He spent his 35-year career in finance and banking in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.  

Jason Holt CBE

Jason is an accomplished business leader, author of the Holt Review and a respected educationalist. He has been at the heart of Government reforms of the apprenticeship system for the past 10 years having chaired several Government Boards, most recently the Apprenticeship Ambassador network which helps employers and apprentices connect. Jason was awarded a CBE in the 2015 New Year’s Honours for his services to apprenticeships.

Charles Mindenhall

Charles is Co-Founder of Blenheim Chalcot, the UK’s largest venture builder, specialising in building digital businesses that transform industries. He is a trustee of Onside Youth Zones, a charity providing state-of-the-art youth centres in deprived areas of the country, and chair of Onside in London, where they are rolling out 4 Youth Zones in the capital. Charles is also a trustee of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, MHI (Mental Health Innovations) and Charity Digital Trust.


Babington - represented by David Marsh, CEO


BBC - represented by Claire Paul MBE, Director of Leadership & Career Development


Deloitte - represented by Lesley Bosworth, Salesforce Alliance Director


Health Education England, NHS - represented by Kirk Lower, National Lead for Talent for Care


NCFE - represented by David Gallagher, CEO, Dawn Baker, Executive Director of Innovation and Matt Hamnett (MH&A)


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