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Kaplan Apprenticeship Advisory Panel

What is the Apprenticeship Advisory Panel and why have we set it up?

Understanding the views of our apprentices and getting their input is really important to us. It helps us to continually evaluate and improve our Apprenticeship programmes. Whilst feedback is invited from all of our apprentices, we’ve created an Apprenticeship Advisory Panel that will be represented by current Kaplan apprentices.

Members will provide information and feedback about their views and attitudes towards Apprenticeships, as well as valuable insights into life as a Kaplan apprentice.

Acting as the voice of the apprentice, the Advisory Panel members will attend a quarterly 'virtual' meeting with an Apprentice Panel Sponsor (APS). The APS will be a senior member of Kaplan staff who will facilitate meetings and ensure all members are able to contribute to discussions.

The discussions and output from the meetings are reported and shared with the senior leadership team at Kaplan, who will use this to inform changes to our programmes as required and enhance our Apprenticeship offering.

Apprenticeship Advisory Panel members

  • Oliver Bolton Oliver Bolton keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Apprenticeship: Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

    I applied to the KAAP to ensure I could provide a voice for any feedback that I and my colleagues had in constantly improving the experience that students have when completing courses through Kaplan.

    The highlight of my apprenticeship on the job is servicing a nuclear sector company, and more specifically with regard to exams, really tackling the self learning aspect and seeing steady increases in exam results.

  • Genelle Banton Genelle Banton keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: Barclays

    Apprenticeship: Level 7 Accounting and Taxation Professional

    My journey with Kaplan so far has been wonderful. The level of support is immense and networking with other students has proved very simple and rewarding. I volunteered to be a member of the KAAP to share some of that enthusiasm with the Board, and provide them quality feedback, both on my behalf, and that of my fellow classmates, making our lives even better, and our journey through Kaplan a very successful one. I look forward to being your voice in the year ahead.

  • Katie Allcock Katie Allcock keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: Murray Harcourt

    Apprenticeship: Level 7 Accounting and Taxation Professional

    I was keen to join KAAP to help be a voice for apprentices working at SMEs and boutique accountancy firms, making sure they were being heard. As an apprentice of three years already, I feel like I am able to give a good overview of day to day needs of an apprentice.

    I believe an apprenticeship can be a great starting step into working life for many people and anyone who has a desire to work should be given the opportunity to learn through an apprenticeship. I work closely with other apprentices and believe the courses should cater to the ever-changing needs, so I am happy to be their voice. I look forward to being able to represent SMEs and boutique accountancy firms apprentices.

  • Luke Perman Luke Perman keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: easyNetworks

    Apprenticeship: Level 7 Accounting and Taxation Professional

    Over the past four years, the apprenticeship scheme has allowed me to develop my accountancy skills in the classroom alongside invaluable work experience, earn a steady income, and achieve an industry accredited qualification with the AAT. This is why I am a massive advocate for the scheme, as it has the potential to kick-start someone’s career, like it has mine, without the hassle of dissertations and student debt. In joining the KAAP, I hope to meet like-minded individuals so together we can promote the obvious merits that an apprenticeship has to offer.

  • Amber Fuller Amber Fuller keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: Deloitte

    Apprenticeship: Level 7 Accounting and Taxation Professional

    I applied to the KAAP to help Kaplan further understand our needs as apprentices to help support us, as well as guide the direction of the Apprenticeship profession for future generations. A highlight of my Apprenticeship so far is having the opportunity to work with senior management on FTSE clients.

  • Tina Sethi Tina Sethi keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: PricewaterhouseCoopers

    Apprenticeship: Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

    Joining the KAAP at a time where there is a high level of uncertainty within the job market was extremely important to me. I truly believe that Apprenticeships are the way forward, and I am excited to play an active role in making them a ‘first choice’, credible option for the future generation.

    I have had the pleasure of being a Schools Ambassador which consisted of visiting 17 schools and reaching out to 850 students across the South East region. Here I placed a strong emphasis on promoting Apprenticeships and shared personal insights into my own career journey.

  • Luke Lyons Luke Lyons keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: Lloyds Banking Group

    Apprenticeship: Level 4 Professional Accounting Taxation Technician

    I was eager to join KAAP to be a voice for apprentices who are similarly navigating these tricky waters, and am keen to help shape the programmes to suit the ever shifting circumstances we find ourselves in. I'm enjoying every aspect of the Apprenticeship. I’m happy to get involved/help out wherever I can and look forward to working on the advisory panel.

  • Ethan Aghanian Ethan Aghanian keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: United Utilities

    Apprenticeship: Level 2 Credit Controller

    Having joined an apprenticeship straight from school, I was eager to become a member of the KAAP. One of the sole reasons for this was it would allow me to network with and learn from like minded individuals, with the goal of helping change and improve the apprenticeship scheme for the newer apprentices as well as the more experienced.

    So far I am really enjoying my apprenticeship and look forward to learning more alongside gaining valuable work experience.

  • Chris Holden Chris Holden keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: United Utilities

    Apprenticeship: Level 3 Advanced Credit Controller

    I applied to the KAAP as I wanted to provide more representation in my industry and the North West. I am keen to be a voice for Level 3 apprentices to ensure all of their views are heard and catered for on the apprenticeship.

    At United Utilities, Level 3 apprentices cover varied roles within the business and I see myself as a leader within the business, being one year into managing my first team. I strive to help develop others and offer support through career development.

  • Emma Walker Emma Walker keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: Lovewell Blake

    Apprenticeship: Level 7 Accounting and Taxation Professional

    I applied to be a part of KAAP in order to help Kaplan understand the apprenticeship process through the eyes of an apprentice, and to help make changes to improve the journey for all apprentices. I am on my second apprenticeship and really appreciate the opportunities they have allowed me, including gaining hands on experience and freedom from student debt.

  • Jon Moran, Kaplan Apprenticeship Advisory Panel member Jon Moran keyboard_arrow_up keyboard_arrow_down

    Employer: HSBC

    Apprenticeship: Level 6 Financial Services Professional

    Whilst apprentices are often perceived to be a younger generation, I myself, am actually 24. Prior to joining HSBC, I played professional football for teams such as Crewe Alexandra, Forest Green Rovers, and Chester. I am now looking forward to forging a future career in the world of banking and finance whilst sharing a passion for supporting others on the journey of apprenticeships.

Become a member of the panel

Are you passionate about how Apprenticeships can make a difference in the professions? Do you want to contribute to improvements in Apprenticeships?

The Commitment

What we need from you

  • Attend four virtual Advisory Panel meetings per year, lasting approximately 90 minutes each.
  • Participate fully in each of the meetings with professionalism and respect for your fellow members.
  • Agree to participate for a minimum of one year.

The Benefits

  • You’ll get first hand 'shadow board' experience working with senior members of Kaplan.
  • Opportunities to demonstrate and develop your communication, presentation and influencing skills, which will assist you in commercial life.
  • You can add board level skills to your CV and it provides you with an opportunity to represent the voice of apprentices.
  • Dependent on your Apprenticeship standard, participation may also contribute to your 20% off the job training.

Please note this will be a volunteer appointment and will not be remunerated.


To join our Apprenticeship Advisory Panel you have to be an apprentice currently training on a Kaplan Apprenticeship Programme. We encourage a broad and diverse representation.

How to apply

We are not currently taking on new board members.

How to apply

We are not currently taking on new board members.

There is a short application form that we need you to complete*.

Please tell us a few details about yourself and the Apprenticeship programme you’re on, and:

  1. Why you’d like to join the Advisory Panel.
  2. How you feel your experience as a Kaplan apprentice will enable you to be a valuable member of the Advisory Panel.

*Please obtain employer approval before submitting your application.

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