Advisory Panel

The 5% Club is growing in size, momentum and impact.  We are keen that our members help us on this journey to become even bigger and more significant. To this end we have created an Advisory Panel of members:

  • To act as a sounding board;
  • To help advise and shape ideas and initiatives;
  • To horizon scan and act as a ‘radar’ of things we should know about and need to act on;
  • To assist with melding the HR and CR (corporate responsibility) aspect of The 5% Club.

Over time we will add people to the panel, to make sure we represent our membership and tap into the knowledge and enthusiasm of members.

Naomi Barringer
Director, Human Resources
TRL

Naomi Barringer is the Director, Human Resources of TRL Limited based in Wokingham, Berkshire. TRL is a centre of excellence for future transport; we provide innovative research, technology and software solutions for surface transport modes and related markets of automotive, motorsport, insurance and energy.

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With almost 20 years of experience in human resources, including learning and development, talent management, selection, employee relations and compensation and benefits gained predominantly in the technology and science industries. Naomi is responsible for ensuring TRL has the skills and expertise to stay at the forefront of its industry and strongly believes that business must play a leading role in the development of that talent and being a member of The 5% Club supports our aims.

Mark Carter
Business Support Manager
Dale Power Solutions

In 2007 faced with an ageing engineering workforce and poor response to recruitment drives Mark instigated a pioneering apprentice programme at Dale Power Solutions.

Now in its 11th year the programme has created a sustainable business model, with robust succession plans and a thriving apprenticeship programme.

Dale Power Solutions has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity 2018.

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Currently 8% of the workforce is in an apprenticeship. This award-winning programme, producing award winning apprentices, sees apprentices working alongside NYBEP to deliver an outreach programme in schools and colleges. Information on apprenticeships is provided to young people, educators and parents reaching more than 10,000 people each year.

Mark also represents Dale as one of 50, UK “Cornerstone Employers”, part of the Opportunities Area Programme, working with the Opportunities Network to combat poor social mobility in Scarborough, one of the UK’s coldspots.

Along with several prestigious, business awards, under Mark’s mentorship Dale apprentices have received recognition at both regional and national level.

Brathay Apprentice Challenge – Winners 2015
Princess Royal Training Award 2016
NAS Award – Large Employer, 2017
Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer 2017

Frank Clayton MBE
Head of Group Learning and Development
NG Bailey

As head of group learning and development, Frank Clayton is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of NG Bailey’s existing programmes while ensuring we continue to build upon the company’s reputation for providing industry leading training and development.

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Frank joined NG Bailey in 2012 as an apprentice training advisor where he was instrumental in implementing changes to the company’s apprenticeship delivery model and the subsequent increase in the number of programmes it runs.

Prior to joining NG Bailey, he spent 10 years at Wolseley UK in a number of learning and development related roles, including operations training manager where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the business’s national apprenticeship programme and the on-going training requirements of its 15,000 employees.

Frank has more than 15 years’ experience in L&D related roles including work for a FTSE100 business and time spent as an independent development consultant with several blue chip clients.

Tony Ellender
Emerging Talent Manager
Balfour Beatty

As Emerging Talent Manager for Balfour Beatty, Tony is responsible for the design and delivery of professional development programmes for apprentices and graduates across a range of construction, engineering and support disciplines throughout the UK.

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Tony joined Balfour Beatty in 1999 and has held a number of Learning and Development roles and has also been responsible for the attraction and recruitment of school leavers and graduates.

He is currently involved in an employer consortium that is developing a range of Higher and Degree apprenticeships in various construction disciplines under the Trailblazer banner and is an Apprentice Ambassador in the North West, where he is based at Balfour Beatty’s Manchester office.

Tony is a member of the Apprentice Diversity Champions Network and heavily engaged with a number of industry and STEM initiatives at national and local levels.  He is a key participant in Balfour Beatty’s Armed Forces Forum, supporting the company’s Armed Forces Covenant.

Prior to Balfour Beatty Tony was commissioned in the Royal Navy and held a number of training delivery roles at sea and ashore.

Joanne Gogerly
Head of Professional Education
Siemens

Joanne Gogerly is Head of Siemens Professional Education in the UK and North-West Europe. Playing a pivotal role in ensuring consistency in the delivery of high quality apprenticeships across Siemens and externally achieving Ofsted Outstanding status in 2016.

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Joanne has embedded the apprenticeship reform at Siemens including the apprenticeship levy and transition to apprenticeship standards and continues to drive some of the major challenges that the apprenticeship team are facing including; increasing diverse participation in higher and degree apprenticeships as well as planning for the future workforce in Industry 4.0.

Joanne was formally the Operations Manager for Professional Education and Entry Level Talent Partner at Siemens managing the School Leaver, Internship and Graduate schemes.  Prior to joining Siemens in 2010, she has worked in the Engineering and FMCG industries on Graduate and Apprentice Schemes development and started her journey into learning at college teaching travel management.

Dr Sam Healy MICRS
Group Corporate Responsibility Director
QinetiQ

Sam Healy is Director of Corporate Responsibility (CR) for QinetiQ Group and is responsible for CR strategy and the delivery of a range of initiatives across the QinetiQ Group including diversity and inclusion, ethics and STEM outreach. Sam led The 5% Club from its launch in 2013, responsible for growing membership, running events and raising the profile of the campaign. She was delighted to accept the CBI award for outstanding Business led Campaign in 2014.

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Sam is on the Board of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and has focused on the continued professional development of CR practitioners. In 2017 Sam received a British Empire Medal for services to apprenticeship and graduate programmes in the defence industry.

Katie Nightingale Chartered FCIPD
Manager | People Consulting
Grant Thornton UK LLP

Katie is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD with over 20 years’ HR and L&D experience within large private organisations across multiple industries. Following her role with Kier Group as Head of Early Careers she is now part of the Grant Thornton People Consulting team supporting clients with all aspects of their people agenda, including advising on apprenticeships, D&I, culture, talent development, employee engagement and organisational design to name but a few. Katie is passionate about developing inclusive organisations by engaging diverse emerging talent as part of strategic workforce planning.

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Sally Scott
Senior HR Business Partner, Infrastructure
Skanska UK

Sally has progressed from graduate to senior leader since joining Skanska in 1997 after achieving a Bsc (Hons) in Commercial Management and Quantity Surveying and going on to achieve a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management.

Starting out at Skanska as a sponsored student, Sally held a number of learning and development roles to management level and in 2013 led an engagement stream for a major Tupe transfer in to Skanska.

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In 2014, Sally became Skanska’s Head of Emerging Talent and established a new team focusing solely on early careers development and progression and recently became the Senior HR Business Partner for Infrastructure, sitting on both the HR and Operating Unit Leadership Team.

Sally is a leader of Skanska’s Diversity and Inclusion vision, actively supporting the company’s ambition to achieve greater inclusion in Construction.  This work saw several key achievements during 2017, including: the CIPD Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative award for Skanska’s recruitment placements, being placed third in the UK Social Mobility Index and receiving the National Equality Standard.

Chris Shirley
Apprentice Development Manager
Network Rail

As Apprenticeship Services Manager Chris leads the development and delivery of a long term apprenticeship strategy for Network Rail and in the shorter term is accountable for the services in direct support of apprenticeship delivery including safeguarding, contract and quality management, procurement, communications, management information and administration. Network Rail has over 1500 apprentices across more than 30 apprenticeship programmes and believe that apprenticeships offer fantastic opportunities to both the learners and employing organisations.

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Passionate about learning and development Chris joined Network Rail in 2015 following a successful teaching career. Since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy Chris has been a key part of the team leading the response to the levy and worked closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop the effectiveness of both apprenticeships and the use of the levy. Chris has a particular interest in increasing organisational capability by developing the whole apprentice – not just technical ability – and believes The 5% club has a crucial part to play in raising awareness of apprenticeships and the benefits they offer.

Craig Smith
‎Group Talent Development Manager
Babcock

Babcock International Group is a global engineering services organisation with a proven track record of excellence. We deliver complex and critical support both in the UK and overseas, when and where it matters most.

Craig Joined Babcock in July 2015 to lead graduate attraction and development, supported the organisational role out of their HR Information System and is responsible for broader organisational talent identification and development. More latterly Craig has led on Babcock’s response to the apprenticeship levy and has assumed a broader role in the learning and development arena. Craig is also a board director at the Institute for Student Employers.

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Prior to joining Babcock Craig headed up technical training and early careers for National Grid, where he originally started as an apprentice himself.

Hatti Tweedle
Group HR Manager
Maylarch

I ran away to join the Merchant Navy at the age of 17, and now 33 years later am a HR & Training Manager for an Oxfordshire based SME Maylarch; we offer a comprehensive range of services to site, from enabling works through to full contract works, operating as principal or sub-contractor.

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Over that time I have experienced a variety of roles and responsibilities and the diversity of the industries I have worked in, including the navy, a Laundry, a Disabled Children’s charity, to today’s Demolition & Asbestos Removal Company; along with the roles, in admin, training and the HR areas of business; have in time lead to a wish to support the development of individuals, as well as the next generation. This is supported by my role as a Construction Ambassador for the CITB, and my involvement with The 5% Club.

In addition, the following people are also members of the Advisory Panel:

 

Sarah Bance Group Head of Human Resources
Croudace
Jeremy Hay Campbell Marketing & communications consultant
Manpower
Kerry Powell Apprenticeship Programme Manager
Vision Express
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