Job Title

Centre Manager


PGDip, Personnel and Development; BSc Hons, Psychology




Billy is responsible for managing, developing and continually improving the quality of delivery of the operations of the training through the Technology Training Centre and The Hub.

Billy has over 17 years’ experience in a variety of human resources roles, varying from generalist roles through resourcing, recruitment, learning and development management which has established a set of skills and knowledge that are ideally suited to the operations of a larger apprenticeship provider centre.

Most recently Billy has been the learning and development manager working within Staffordshire Police Force, prior to that he was in a similar role at mechanical engineering services company, Doosan Babcock Ltd, based at their national training centre in the West Midlands. In these roles he had the responsibility to develop, implement and evaluate training to align with complex and fast moving business environments. This required Billy to provide strategic direction to the identification of skills and behavioural needs and plan the subsequent delivery plans to achieve the knowledge and competences to meet the business’s needs. 

Billy has a vast experience in managing training programmes, ranging from apprenticeships to leadership programmes through to short course technical training, managing teams with a wide skills mix focused on producing the highest level of service to all customers, whilst supporting learners through professional development to support ambitious careers development.

Billy has worked with a diverse range of organisations including the IMechE Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, Ofsted, College of Policing, Skills for Justice, Institute of Leadership and Management and STEMNet to name but a few.

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