About Smart Apprentices

Delivering Innovative Technology for Apprentices

Smart Assessor is the market leader in specialist apprenticeship software that captures evidence of skills, knowledge and behaviours. Using dynamic and innovative dashboards we keep apprenticeship training providers and end point assessment organisations audit compliant and learners more engaged with their learning journey.

2016 was another growth year for our Smart Assessor product. We achieved an excellent financial and operational performance and maintained our record of 65% year on year growth, which is delivering significant benefits both for our customers, users and our employees. Smart Assessor are approved by all of the major awarding bodies, an Investor in People, ISO9001 and ISO 27001 security accredited and successfully deployed new technologies www.notacv.com and www.fas.report

In 2017 we continue to invest in developing new technologies for our clients helping them harvest the opportunities presented by the new employer levy standards. Smart Apprentices is a strong and stable partner of choice for apprenticeship providers and end point assessment organisations.

Principles for our Client Relationship

Smart Apprentices is interested in a long-term mutually beneficial strategic relationship with our clients rather than a one off transactional relationship, which is why we have designed our business model with concurrent annual licenses. In our strategic relationship with our clients we use the following standards and behaviours.

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Problem Solving Orientation

We invest time in understanding your business drivers and challenges and will work with you to develop solutions that meet these challenges.

Value Optimiser

We deliver robust product functionality, excellent client service and value for money from premium feature rich technology.

Purposeful Flexibility

Using Agile development methodologies enables us to work with our clients to be flexible in our working practices and business model to deliver best fit solutions for you.

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Risk Sharing and Trust

We develop ideas and solutions to help your business succeed even if we do not see immediate revenue.

Training Providers

Colleges

Learners using software

Years in Business

Senior Leadership Team

Smart Apprentices has a dynamic and high performing senior leadership team who are motivated to do the ‘right thing’ for our customers. All of our Directors are shareholders.

Fiona Hudson-Kelly

Chief Executive

Fiona is the inspirational founder of Smart Apprentices in 2011 and is their Chief Executive. An apprentice herself with Rolls-Royce at the age of 16 Fiona is passionate about creating opportunities for our young people to succeed through the apprenticeship route, as she did many years ago. An avid life long learner herself she has just completed her Masters MBA degree. Fiona is an award winning serial entrepreneur and author of Survival of the Smartest, a must read for any college leader. www.fionahudsonkelly.com

Danny Taylor

Business Development Director

Danny Taylor is Business Development Director responsible for new client acquisitions. Danny has been involved in the Work Based Learning arena for over 10 years and is a founding Director of Smart Apprentices. Danny is very much a family man and enjoys spending time with his two daughters as well as playing 5 a side football and watching his favourite team Liverpool FC.

 

Helen Wilkes

Client Director

Helen Wilkes is Client Director, spending most of her time with customers to build effective relationships and help customers get the most out of their investment in technology. Helen brings to Smart Apprentices considerable expertise and experience having worked with the Oracle Corporation. Outside of work Helen enjoys working with charities and is currently an ambassador for the Samaritans Purse.

Andy Bowley

CTO

As Chief Technology Officer Andy Bowley heads up our technical team, having previously run a fast paced technology business unit for a global brand, Andy has built his team handpicked from the best of breed. At Smart Apprentices we have an experienced and mature development team, many of whom are experts in their field and are often asked to speak and blog at technology forums. Outside of work Andy enjoys Tough Mudder, Wolf Running and Half Marathons.

Advisory Board Members

 Richard Jephcott

Richard Jephcott

Mentoring & Strategic Planning

Mark Urch

Mark Urch

Operations Director

 

 

Sherod Williams

Sherod Williams

Accounting & Finance

Supporting Clients to Ofsted Success

Good partnership work with employers to plan apprentices


Apprenticeships fully meet the principals and requirements for frameworks/new standards (trailblazers)

Good recruitment practices


Good Initial Assessment


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Good off – and on-the job training


Good teaching in English & Maths


Good Progress Reviews

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Good development of apprentices skills


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Good assessment practices


Good Progression to positive outcomes


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