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Travel Skills & Quality Board

Driving the quality of travel apprenticeships and aligning other workplace skills and vocational education activities through one strategic, employer-led board.

The Travel Skills & Quality Board brings together the travel apprenticeship trailblazer and travel apprenticeship (EQA) board to form one employer-led skills and quality board which will drive the quality of apprenticeships, ensuring they remain fit for purpose, but also have a wider interest to align other workplace skills and vocational education activities in the UK.

Critically, the board brings together employers and other stakeholders, including industry bodies and learning provider representation, to act with ‘one voice’.

Facilitated by People 1st, the board will operate a number of important sub groups which will be critical to achieve its objectives. Bringing the groups together under one board will help align the variety of skills related activities undertaken in the sector.

Members of the board

Members, carefully selected for their combined expertise and passion in skills and apprenticeships, will each will play a significant role in helping to ensure we have a planned and coordinated approach to skills, which can only be achieved through a genuine partnership between employers, delivery partners and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Angela Williams, director of human resources UK & IE, BCD Travel (Chair of the board)
  • Nicole Emery, senior business development consultant, Advantage Travel Centres
  • Vicki Wolf, membership manager, Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA)
  • Julie Cooper, membership manager, Business Travel Association
  • Nicky Duffy, UK operations manager, Clarity Travel Management
  • Julia Assock, head of people development, dnata
  • Charlotte Booton, apprenticeship and early careers Manager, easyJet
  • Carole Hodgson, apprenticeship delivery manager, Hays Travel
  • Pat Dupille, independent 
  • Rona Fraser, senior business travel consultant, Reed & Mackay Travel Ltd
  • Danielle Grant, head of HR, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
  • Rebecca Wakelin, early talent & apprenticeships manager,              TUI UK & Ireland

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