Derwent Training CEO is new Chair of specialist organisation

The Chief Executive Officer of Derwent Training has been selected to chair a specialist engineering and manufacturing organisation.

Claire Gavaghan will now lead the EAL Advisory Group, part of the Enginuity Group, which consists of providers and employers from across the UK, including BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota. EAL is the specialist skills partner and awarding organisation for industry.

Claire said: ”It’s a real honour to receive this recognition and be selected to help drive forward the excellent work that the Advisory Group does. Made up of highly regarded individuals from all areas of industry, we are committed to ensuring the continued delivery of outstanding training in engineering and manufacturing.”

The purpose of the group is to bring together a unique cohort of individuals whose shared knowledge, experience and insight represents the education, skills and industry landscape it serves. It will help to shape EAL’s future strategy ensuring that any products and services have a clear line of sight to providing engineering skills to affect positive change and that EAL continues to be the industry’s partner of choice delivering high quality, progressive skills, qualifications and assessment services across the four nations of the UK and where appropriate overseas.

Claire has worked in post-education for over 30 years and has vast experience of working with and for awarding organisations. Her involvement with Apprenticeships began in 2010 at a large Further Education College in Essex where she led on the engineering, construction and automotive curriculum.

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