July 3, 2022


Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Chief Functioning Officer will take on the purpose of Chair of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s (SAAB) Team Board, to direct the strategic path of its five teams, which operate as ‘the voice of marketplace on apprenticeships in Scotland.’

It arrives at an crucial stage in the evolution of the capabilities landscape, with businesses now put firmly at the centre of the apprenticeship system.
SAAB now lead on the expectations and frameworks and over-all governance of apprenticeships in Scotland, making sure that they are industry–owned.

The appointment will come adhering to the departure of Alison McGregor, former CEO of HSCB in Scotland, who stood as Chair for period of four several years.

Peter provides with him more than three many years of business expertise and experience in the industry of apprenticeships, having been central to the growth of Scottish Water’s individuals strategy which utilises apprenticeships as a model of producing expertise.

Peter Farrer reported: “I want there to be an apprenticeship available to just about every youthful human being who wants to do just one in Scotland, and for any employer to be ready to give apprenticeships in their area.

“This will be at the heart of the Scottish Apprenticeship Advisory Board’s approach going ahead.

“I am now very pleased to be in the situation in which I can aid to direct these kinds of an extraordinary team of people and companies to assure apprenticeships get the recognition they should have.”

Options are underway to refresh the SAAB’s method for the subsequent two many years and identify critical regions of operate which will enable keep on to fortify the employer voice in apprenticeships and make sure efficient collaboration of all bodies included in Scotland’s techniques system.

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Mike Cantlay, Chair of Scottish Funding Council, the company which funds faculties, universities and operates with Abilities Growth Scotland to jointly fund and provide Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland, mentioned: “Peter is a welcome addition to the currently remarkable membership which is the SAAB. This heralds a new stage of collaboration in between the Apprenticeship Board and its associates such as Scottish Funding Council, Techniques Advancement Scotland and Scottish Governing administration.”

Frank Mitchell, CEO of Scottish Energy and Chair of Techniques Progress Scotland claimed: “SAAB has been massively successful and has designed a sturdy ‘employer-led’ platform for the long run development and enhancement of apprenticeships in Scotland.

“We shouldn’t underestimate or undersell the distance travelled by the Board so far – with thanks to Alison McGregor as outgoing Chair, for her pro leadership so much. SAAB are 1 of the handful of, certainly independent, employer-led bodies, featuring a genuinely authentic employer voice. I search ahead to seeing Peter continue on this impressive perform.”