Peter has been working in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, involved in apprentice training for many years, joining the EEF team in 2004 as the Technical Training Director at the Training Centre in Birmingham.
With over thirty years’ experience in developing learners, employees, employers and occupational standards, with a wide range of employers and organisations including trade associations, he is now using this experience to support our current and prospective clients with their Technical Training needs.
Peter started his career as an engineering apprentice for GKN Hardy Spicer in the mid-70s and has developed his career around the engineering training agenda to his current position as Technical Training Director at EEF.
He is now responsible for all the apprentice and skills delivery on behalf of EEF’s clients at the Technology Training Centre in Birmingham, as well as further afield, providing not only the apprenticeships programmes to clients across the UK, but also engaging with local providers to deliver the necessary training.
Under his leadership the Technical Training Centre has gone from strength to strength to become a Centre with exceptional capability. Peter was the driving force in relocating the Centre in 2013 including designing it’s layout and facilities to ensure it was well positioned to provide the technology and teaching capabilities that modern manufacturers require. This development has continued in subsequent years as a result of further investment and business demand.
A firm believer in providing top quality customer service, Peter has been embedding a culture of continuous improvement to ensure every employer, no matter what size, and every apprentice and learner gets the support and training they need.
As a former apprentice himself, Peter is passionate about the value an apprenticeship brings to both employers and future engineering and manufacturing professionals, calling it an “excellent way of learning and developing a career, and earning while you’re learning.”