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The Institute for Apprenticeships appoints its Chairs for the fifteen Route Panels within the Institute and a Panel of Apprentices, which will advise the Board and includes our own Tanja Smith who is appointed Chair of Construction.

The Route Panels are made up of industry experts and are responsible for setting the standards of knowledge, skills and behaviours needed by employers for every occupation in England. The Chairs will lead their groups in reviewing and recommending apprenticeship standards and assessment plans and advising on funding levels on behalf of the Institute.

The Panel of Apprentices is made up of current or recent apprentices from a wide range of occupations and experiences from up and down the country.  The panel will decide what issues to focus on and ensure the apprentice voice is heard within the decision-making structure of the Institute.

Technical Director, Tanja Smith takes on the role of Chair of Construction for The Institute for Apprenticeships said:

” I am delighted to take on this role as it is something very close to our hearts at GRADONARCHITECTURE. We started and entirely funded our own Apprenticeship Scheme three years ago which enables school leavers to take a different route into industry while studying at university.  This opportunity now gives us a platform from which to grow the initiative throughout our industry and facilitate high-quality apprenticeship standards and advise the government on funding for each standard.”

Announcing the appointments on 21 April The Chair of the Institute for Apprenticeships Antony Jenkins said:

“I’m delighted to be able to formally announce these appointments. For our panel chairs we’ve got individuals of superb calibre – a dynamic mix of experts in their field from a broad range of occupations. Their expertise will ensure the panels are run smoothly and that quality will be maintained across the system.”