Regional NHS Apprenticeship Relationship Managers – Meet the team

31 May, 2018

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has funded Health Education England (HEE) to host four NHS Regional Apprenticeship Relationship Managers. Initially, this will be for one year to provide capacity-building expert apprenticeship support to assist regional and national NHS bodies not currently supported by the account management structure. They will also provide further support to NHS trusts, to meet apprenticeship targets.

The four new representatives are:

Joe Ryan – Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the Midlands and East region and you may have come across him working on the Talent for Care agenda in the past for Health Education England.  Joe is passionate about Apprenticeships, having worked in a previous role supporting people with career guidance and then on a strategic level working across Derbyshire and the East Midlands supporting with Widening Participation. He loves to see people given the opportunity to develop and apprenticeships offer an excellent option for both employees and employers to further themselves and the skills at their disposal.


Sarah-Jane Marcello – Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the South and South West. Sarah-Jane joined the NHS in 2008, following many years working in the Banking industry as an IT business analyst and moved into Heath Education England in 2013, managing the Education portfolio for the LWABS across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Her interest in apprenticeships and work-based learning has come from her own history of studying for an MBA part-time with the Open University, whilst working full time.


Fay Lane – Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for the North, married and mum to two little girls (who keep her exceptionally busy). Fay joined the NHS in 2010, as apprenticeship coordinator at the North East Ambulance Service. She joined Health Education England North East in 2014 as ESFA Contract Manager; managing the ESFA contract across nine NHS Foundation Trusts. Fay is excited to join the national Talent for Care team and hopes to bring specialist knowledge and guidance that will support the NHS in developing quality apprenticeship workforce solutions.


Jennifer Stone – Apprenticeship Relationship Manager for London and Southeast. Jennie started working in the NHS back in 1998; she began her NHS career as a Dental Nurse. Having been involved in apprenticeships in the NHS since 2015 when she started working for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust as Apprenticeship Lead. Jennie is thrilled to join the National Talent for Care Team and is looking forward to supporting and working with all partners across the London and Southeast. Her aim is to ensure apprenticeship programmes are at the heart of workforce plans.