Sue Donoghue has been part of the Knowledgepool apprenticeships team since 2016 and is based in the Welsh region. Prior to this she worked in charity sector with care leavers and youth offenders to re-engage them and support their maths, English, IT and social skills...

The UK is facing a skills gap that is costing organisations billions of pounds, and the current economic uncertainty isn’t making the situation any easier. According to the Open University's 2018 Business Barometer, organisations spent £6.3 billion last year on temporary workers, recruitment fees, inflated salaries...

Gillian Bagshaw joined the Knowledgepool team in 2011 as a Talent Coach. With an extensive financial services background including 15 years in a learning and development role at NatWest, Gillian initially worked on financial services apprenticeships and became the LIBF Tutor supporting Talent Coaches with...

If there was a way to bring enthusiastic, motivated, engaged, loyal people who have ideas and ambition into your business whenever you needed them, you’d grab it with both hands, right? Of course you would. It would take the same amount of enthusiasm, motivation, engagement, loyalty,...

Martin Hooper has been part of the Knowledgepool team since 2015, working across the public and private sector. As a Talent Coach, Martin supports over 50 apprentices covering qualifications including Operational Delivery, Customer Service, Business Admin and Financial Services. What does a typical day look like...

What’s keeping UK business leaders awake at night? Productivity. Or more accurately, a lack of productivity. The UK has been facing a productivity crisis since the 2008 global financial crash and there are no signs of the problem going away. Figures released by the Office for...

In my current role as an apprentice, I recognised there was need to ensure that all apprentices across the business felt supported as a whole and had a commonplace to discuss matters whilst completing their apprenticeship....

Heidi has turned into a shining example of both a successful apprentice and a woman in a male dominated environment....