As Apprenticeships Quality Team Leader, Suzanne leads of team of apprenticeship experts to support, manage and enhance the quality of Nottingham Trent University’s apprenticeship portfolio. Working with colleagues across CADQ and the university, Suzanne shares her in-depth knowledge for high quality apprenticeship provision to ensure the University exceeds internal KPIs and meets its aspiration of being a leading apprenticeship provider in the East Midlands. Suzanne is passionate about non-traditional routes to higher education and leads her team to ensure NTU apprentices receive a positive learning experience and achieve their personal career goals. A major part of her work is supporting Schools with the implementation of their apprenticeship sub-committees, quality assuring apprenticeship delivery and undertaking the role of Executive Officer at the Apprenticeship Portfolio Sub-Committee.
Suzanne has worked in the education sector for over 20 years, 17 of which were spent delivering university level courses within a further education setting. This teaching background has enabled Suzanne to share her knowledge and experience of working with non-traditional HE learners across the University, supporting colleagues involved in the design of the Mansfield courses and more recently apprenticeships. Suzanne has worked at Nottingham Trent University since March 2019, working within the quality management team. Her prior experience of working in collaboration with colleges and other higher education institutions enabled her to complete a short secondment with the Collaborations and Partnerships Team at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. In September 2021, she moved departments to join the apprenticeship team supporting the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment and School of Science and Technology to design and deliver outstanding apprenticeships. Suzanne become a permanent fixture in the apprenticeships team in October 2022, taking on the new role of Apprenticeships Quality Team Leader. Within her first year in post, she successfully established a ‘quality team’ who are looking forward to working with colleagues to advise, guide and support the university in its apprenticeship journey.