Jason Holt has been announced as the new chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN). Mr Holt is chief executive of the Holts Group, a jewellery business which also includes the Holts Academy, which is aiming to train future generations of jewellers. He has previously been the apprenticeship ambassador for small businesses – and has advised the government on apprenticeship policy. His appointment was announced by director of the National Apprenticeship Service Sue Husband at the launch of National Apprenticeship Week 2018, which starts today.
The AAN is a group of employers who want employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery. Ambassadors are chosen to join for the commitment they have demonstrated a high commitment to apprenticeships or traineeships in their own workforce, have a high profile in their sector or geographical area or represent a diverse range of employment sectors, according to the government.