Health Education England Relationship Managers – updates

1 December, 2022

Oliver Inwards joined the Health Education England (HEE) Relationship Managers team in November 2022, as the new Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the East of England. Oliver has worked in HEE since he joined as an apprentice himself in 2014, and has worked on the apprenticeship and Talent for Care agendas since 2015, maintaining a great passion for the programmes of work throughout his time in the organisation. You can find out more on Oliver’s journey as of 2020 via his case study here .

Most recently Oliver has been working on 50,000 nurses programme, in particular on increasing Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeships across England. Alongside this Oliver is about to enter the final year of his Level 6 Degree in Chartered Management at Aston University!

His goal in the new role will be to continue and build on some of the great work happening in the East of England, working with health and social care colleagues across the system to facilitate the growth and sustainability of apprenticeships, as well as other Talent for Care programmes, to help meet workforce needs in the region.

Outside of work, Oliver is extremely into sports, being a Director of Cricket at his local cricket club and a loyal follower of Norwich City Football Club. Oliver also has two cats who will undoubtedly pop up on any teams calls you have with him!

Natalie Bradley joined Health Education England as the Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the North West in November 2022. She has over 17 years’ experience working for the NHS, specifically within training and development. When the levy was introduced, she took up the role of Apprenticeships and Careers Manager for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust where she led a small team of individuals, developing and implementing apprenticeship provision within the trust.

Natalie started out her career as an apprentice, straight from leaving school, she has since completed many other apprenticeship programmes, so has first-hand experience of both being an apprentice and supporting and implementing apprenticeship strategy within the NHS.

Natalie’s key ambition for the role will be to continue to build the profile of apprenticeships across the region, supporting employers to embed apprenticeships with their workforce plans and increase apprenticeship uptake across the North West.

Rob Brooks has taken up a new role in Health Education England as National Programme Manager – Care Certificate, Pre-Apprenticeships and Support Worker Progression. Previously, he was the Relationship Manager for the East of England.

We have also updated our Meet the Team section to include Lucy Hunte. Lucy is the National Programme Manager – Apprenticeships at Health Education England.

To learn more about any member of the team and how to contact team, visit out Meet the Team page.