A warm welcome to our new Board member… Graham Schuhmacher MBE – Head of Learning Services, Rolls-Royce.

Graham joined Rolls-Royce in 1972 and worked within the Experimental and Development Department before moving into the Training function in 1979.

From the mid 1980s he held a wide range of management and leadership roles within the Training and Development function, working in Glasgow and Coventry as well as the Derby sites. His current global role involves leading the Learning and Development delivery function across the company.

In 2013 Graham was Vice Chairman of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning. The commission was tasked to identify and promote outstanding practice which was reported in it’s about work…

Graham has been involved in the development of Apprenticeships for the Engineering Sector since the early 1990s and is now chair of the East Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network committee.

Graham is also Chairman of a project to build and create a new Manufacturing UTC in Derby which is planned to open in September 2015.

In agreeing to become a Board Member, Graham informs, “In 2012/13 I was a member of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning which recommended 10 things we should do to strengthen the ‘skills system’, one of which was to Reinstate employers’ presence and influence across VET providers…’, this I believe strongly will help develop the nations approach to vocational training and therefore influenced me to become a member of GTA England Board. 

We look forward to working with Graham.

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