Sharron Robbie MBE

Sharron Robbie MBE


Sharron has held the post of Managing Director of the Devon & Cornwall Training Provider Network since 2016, following a career, which has seen her hold a number of key strategic roles at a senior level in both private and public sectors. She is the joint-Chair of the AELP Regional Network (South) and plays an active role in facilitating clear messaging to and from local and regional levels to national stakeholder groups.

She was recognised in the Queens New Year’s Honours list 2021 for her work in the Apprenticeships and Skills sector, with the award of an MBE for services to Apprenticeships and Skills.

With a strong commercial background, Sharron is passionate about the South West and in how skills and training, and specifically, Apprenticeships can support individuals and businesses evolve, develop and grow. Currently representing more than 50 training providers from across Cornwall and Devon, she sits on a number of Boards and Special Interest Groups to ensure that Apprenticeships, training and skills are part of any future planned developments across the South West. She has been actively involved in the development of the Local Skills Improvement Plans for her region and is also part of a local LSIF consortia. She was recently appointed Chair of the Plymouth SEND Employment Forum, which aims to improve opportunities for SEND young people.

Currently delivering on the Apprenticeships Support Knowledge (ASK) programme across Plymouth and Torbay, Sharron has a wealth of sector knowledge, particularly around post-16 education, including Apprenticeships and higher-level vocational studies.


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