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About Us

Our Aim

The primary aim of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is to support the delivery of a high-quality apprenticeships programme. Members of the AAN support government in enabling employers and wider stakeholders to realise the benefits and aims of the apprenticeship programme.


The work of the AAN is linked to the strategic objectives of the Apprenticeship Reform Programme - Benefits Realisation Strategy (read here), which are:


  • To create more quality apprenticeships;

  • To meet the skills needs of employers;

  • To create progression for apprentices;

  • To widen participation and social mobility in apprenticeships.


The regional network in Yorkshire & Humberside (Y&H AAN) is made up of large and small apprenticeship employers, Local Enterprise Partnerships and other key stakeholders and is chaired by Frank Clayton of NG Bailey Ltd. 


The Ambassador Network is here not only to promote Apprenticeships but to share best practice, provide support and to mentor businesses that are keen to employ an apprentice or introduce Apprenticeships to their current workforce.

What is the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network?

The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN) is an employer-led body supported by the Education and Skills Funding Agency in England. Its remit is to encourage more employers to become involved in apprenticeships across England.

Our Partners



Leeds LEP


Sheffield City Region

British Print Industry Federation


Education & Business Partnership


Y&H Institute of Technology


York & North Yorkshire Enterprise Partnership


National Apprenticeship Service


Uni Connect Programme


Humber LEP


Doncaster Chamber of Commerce


West Yorkshire Learning Providers

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