Nichola Hay is an expert in post 16 education in the public and private sector and has over 20 years training experience. Nichola is one of the founding directors of Outsource Training and Development which was acquired by Seetec Group in 2016, Nichola stayed with the business to support the integration into Seetec Skills. Nichola then went on to join the Executive Board of Estio Training, a Digital and IT specialist training provider. In addition to her work with Estio she is a Board director of the Association of Employment Learning Providers (AELP), AELP London Chair and is on the Skills for Londoners Board. Nichola sits on the Aviation Industry Skills Board (AISB) and is a member of British Airways Apprenticeship governance team. Nichola takes an active role in 14-19 strategic groups, policy groups and committees.
Nichola works with Estio's impressive list of key account customers, corporates and SME organisations, helping them to identify apprenticeship opportunities across their businesses and working with them to ensure that all programmes delivered are carefully aligned to their business objectives and of high quality. Nichola passionately believes in the power of apprenticeships and is constantly devising exciting and innovative ways to help businesses embed programmes into their organisations to address their workforce planning and people strategy. As a result, she has been involved in the development of many new standards and has a focus in driving quality in the sector.