Preston-based training provider Jigsaw Training has expanded its senior management team with two new appointments, as its period of growth looks set to continue.
Nicola Parkinson has been appointed as development director, while Graham Murphy joins as the company’s new head of quality.
Nicola, who is based at Jigsaw Training’s Preston headquarters, will be responsible for helping to achieve further growth for the business, working closely with employers, skills bodies and associations to support the sector and prepare for the impact of industry developments and challenges within apprenticeships.
She joins the company from national catering and support services company Compass Group UK and Ireland where she was qualifications and funding manager, and brings over 19 years’ experience in work-based adult education.
Graham, who has 13 years’ experience in the education sector and is also based in Preston, will work to maintain the highest standards of service delivery, helping to streamline internal processes and make sure the company is fully compliant with all the necessary regulations and guidance.
Graham joins Jigsaw from Warrington Collegiate, where he held the position of curriculum manager for sport, leisure and recreation.
James Blackhurst, managing director of Jigsaw Training, said: “This sector is set to experience several periods of uncertainty for example the Apprenticeship Levy, which will come into force in April 2017, but we don’t yet know exactly how it will work in practice.
“Nicola brings the perspective of a large employer with her and knows exactly the kind of support we need to offer clients, while Graham’s extensive experience within education means he has a true insight into the issues affecting the sector.
“Both are extremely passionate about providing support to businesses throughout the training and development process, as well as ensuring we give our learners the best possible experience. By strengthening the team we’re ensuring we’re perfectly equipped to help guide and support employers through times of change.”
Jigsaw Training is a total training solutions company providing the complete package from training needs analysis through to the design, administration, delivery, management and evaluation of all programmes.