Rob is a senior account manager at the London Progression Collaboration - an initiative to make sure low-paid Londoners can secure better-quality, higher-paying work by supporting employers to increase investment in apprenticeships.
Rob’s role involves him helping retail, catering, and hospitality employers in London to better understand what apprenticeships mean for their businesses and how to tap into the benefits, in particular the transferring of unused levy from large organisations to SMEs to get out of work and low skilled Londoners onto a pathway of progression through apprenticeship positions.
Prior to joining IPPR in September 2019, Rob worked for education charity Ambition Institute. Rob worked with schools and multi-academy trusts in East London and the east of England to develop their workforce through a range of government-funded and traded programmes to help their teachers and leaders to keep getting better to improve the prospects for their disadvantaged pupils.
Before Rob decided to put his skills to use in tackling inequality through education and skills, Rob had a career in magazine publishing, holding key marketing positions at several leading publishers working predominantly on music and entertainment magazines.