Meet the Team
Head of LAT Apprenticeships
Laura joined LAT apprenticeships in September 2021. Laura previously worked as an apprenticeship manager and brings a wealth of knowledge in delivering high quality education. She is an experienced and enthusiastic manager who holds a passion for the apprenticeship sector.
Laura lives in Kent and enjoys country side walks with her family.
Apprenticeships Centre Manager
Jakki is the Apprenticeships Centre Manager for LAT Apprenticeships, and has worked for the Trust since October 2020. She was previously Apprenticeship Centre Administration & Quality Manager at the University of Kent, and therefore has experience in apprenticeship delivery from Level 2 to 7.
Jakki uses her extensive knowledge, and day-to-day management for LAT Apprenticeship provision of apprenticeships to help ensure compliance with relevant quality assurance standards, codes of practice, and Education & Skills Funding Agency guidelines. With a passion for both vocational and academic learning, Jakki supports employers and apprentices with their apprenticeship requirements.
She completed a part-time degree, graduating in 2013 with a first-class BA (Hons) in Business Administration with Marketing, and is currently studying for an MBA with the Open University.
Business and Apprentice Engagement Manager
Jo joined LAT Apprenticeships in February 2021 as Business Engagement Manager. She has previously worked with a number of training providers in a business development capacity. Her passion is for work based learning and supporting others to realise their own potential and achieve their career goals.
She uses her experience to consult with employers and apprentices alike to provide the best training solutions for businesses of all sizes, whilst ensuring we are delivering a high quality service.
She enjoys the arts and loves to draw and paint in her spare time.
Ione started her journey at LAT Apprenticeships at the beginning of 2021 as an apprentice. She is now a qualified business administrator for LAT Apprenticeships. Ione helps manage tasks daily, and keep her team on track and organised. She enjoys communicating with the other apprentices and staff as well as making sure everything is running smoothly and to a high standard.
Outside of work, Ione enjoys spending time in the sun with friends and her dog.
Kayleigh is the Recruitment Co-ordinator for LAT Apprenticeships. She has previously worked as a Senior Co-ordinator for the NHS and has a wealth of experience in supporting peoples’ needs throughout their journey. With this experience, Kayleigh is here to match suitable candidates to an employer and will help through the interview process ensuring that candidates are interview ready.
Outside of work Kayleigh is a self-employed singer, dancer and musical theatre tutor. She enjoys helping people reach their full potential and performing with the vintage trio that she is part of.
Assessor / Skills Coach
Adam joined LAT Apprenticeships in January 2022, after many years of working as an assessor on the Business Administrator and Customer Service courses.
He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and skills to help support and guide his learners through to their End Point Assessment.
In his spare time he likes to spend time with family and friends, and play rhythm guitar with his band.
Director of Apprenticeships (Engineering)
Jay started his role as Director of Apprenticeships at The Leigh UTC in September 2018. Jay is responsible for the management of the Engineering apprenticeship programme, as well as being both a tutor and assessor. He graduated from the University of Southampton in 2008, and started work as a workshop technician. He then qualified as a teacher in 2012. He became an Internal Verifier for Engineering courses in 2013. He moved to Greenwich UTC in 2014 to become Head of Engineering and Construction, and then moved on to his current role which he has now been doing for 6 years.
Himanshu joined LAT in July 2020 as an assessor for engineering. He is a qualified Engineer,Teacher, IQA and EQA. He is also working with Pearson as an EQA for WBL engineering apprenticeships. He has more than 20 years of experience together in the education and engineering industry.
He has been awarded an outstanding engineering lecturer/assessor in 2012, his paper was published on the use of the internet and CAD/CAM in Diamond cutting in the international journal. He enjoys working with young engineers and developing their skills to match the current industry standards. He is enthusiastic about learning new skills and keeping up to date with current engineering technology.
Outside of work he enjoys reading engineering journals and books and playing cricket during his leisure time.
Assessor / IQA / Curriculum
Yvette joined LAT Apprenticeships in February 2022 to give her support and guidance to the Teaching Assistant Apprentices throughout LAT Apprenticeships. Over many years Yvette has worked for numerous training providers in a Quality / IQA role and enjoys working within schools, nurseries and colleges. She now continues her career from the North of England with us supporting to build the Teaching Assistant Curriculum to support the growing team of Assessors.
Yvette enjoys being with her family and dogs and enjoys holidays abroad.
Assessor / Skills Coach
Bev joined LAT Apprenticeships in May 2022 after working as an End-Point Assessor for 4 years, this has provided her with a wealth of understanding of various Apprenticeship Standards. Bev has joined the team to impart her expertise in teaching and to assess and support our teaching assistant Apprentices, she also brings extensive knowledge and experiences gained from various training providers and awarding bodies as an Assessor/ IQA/EQA.
In her spare time she enjoys watching live bands, walking her dogs, and playing badminton.