After graduating in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in Accountancy, Alan started his career with VT Group Plc within the finance function. Alan worked in a number of divisions, including Shipbuilding, Government Service, and Defence. Having qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant, he went on to hold a number of senior finance roles within one of the UK’s largest Education and Training organisations as part of VT and subsequently Babcock International Plc. These roles gave Alan a wealth of experience in the sector covering, apprenticeships, outsourced training provision for the private and public sectors, and school and education services.
In 2015 Alan took a step out of finance to take on a broader role as Director of Apprenticeship Services at Babcock International. This role brings together a number of functions key to the successful delivery of apprenticeship provision across Babcock’s core sectors of Hospitality, Retail, Care, Leisure, Automotive and Engineering.