Cindy Rampersaud, SVP, BTEC & Apprenticeships, Pearson

Using Apprenticeships to address UK PLC’s Productivity puzzle

It’s been two years since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. The implementation and impact of the new Apprenticeships has not been without its challenges for all stakeholders involved – providers, employers, apprentices, assessment organisations, trainers, funding and data analysts. This is a good time to take a step back and think of changes, amendments, efficiencies that can help employers and apprentices achieve the impact intended from the levy – productivity gains for UK PLC.

In this thought provoking talk, Cindy Rampersaud, SVP, BTEC & Apprenticeships, Pearson identifies key factors that can support the implementation of an impactful Apprenticeship programme for UK employers. 

Cindy is currently Senior Vice President – BTEC and Apprenticeships at Pearson Education and is responsible for the development of all Pearson’s UK technical, vocational and apprenticeship qualifications delivered by Colleges, Private Training Providers and Employers.

Cindy moved into the education sector in 2011 when she took up the role of Deputy Principal at City & Islington College. In 2016 she was appointed a Deputy Further Education Commissioner by the Department for Education working on the Government’s Area Based Reviews of the Further Education sector nationally. Before moving into the education sector Cindy held a number of senior roles in the entertainment media sector including EMI, Warner Brothers and Virgin.

Cindy is passionate about the vital role education and skills based learning can play in helping individuals make progress in their lives but also in driving economic growth and productivity. She has a particular interest in the increasing role of technology in providing access to education and lifelong learning including how it can innovate what we learn and how we learn. 

Cindy is a member of the Commission on sustainable learning for life, work & a changing economy and she currently sits on the Speakers Trust and The Royal College of Psychiatrists.