Sandra is the UK director for skills and policy at People 1st International and leads the organisation’s work across the UK to drive an employer-led approach to skills and quality assurance. Sandra has been instrumental in establishing and defining the strategy for employer-led skills and quality boards across the travel, hospitality, retail and aviation industries to drive the quality of apprenticeships and align other workplace skills and vocational education activities. Sandra worked in hospitality for 30 years prior to joining People 1st International last year.
About People 1st International:
People 1st International is an industry-led skills expert.
We support businesses in the UK and internationally to build, develop and retain skilled workforces.
We’re a trusted partner to employers, industry bodies, skills organisations, donor funders, NGOs investment banks and governments, with over 50 years’ experience in skills development and technical vocational education and training.
The announcement from government that the post-18 education and training system would be transformed to prepare for a post-covid economy has been warmly welcomed. It’s an impressive ambition and the first time a Prime Minister has fully endorsed a practical, hands-on approach to learning.
In a new research report by @p1stgroup - Covid-19: The impact on skills in hospitality, retail, travel and aviation based on feedback from over 500 employers across these sectors, three quarters of employers (74.5%) report that staff are feeling anxious and stressed, with their mental and physical wellbeing affected.
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