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Jenny Pelling Director of Apprenticeship Development & Diversity - Kaplan
Part 1 by Safaraz Ali

Jenny Pelling Director of Apprenticeship Development and Diversity, Kaplan
Part 1 by Safaraz Ali –

In this episode, Safaraz is in conversation with Jenny Pelling, Director of Apprenticeship Development and Diversity at Kaplan, the educational services company.

In part one of this two-part conversation, which will continue next week. The discussion covers Jenny’s multifaceted role at Kaplan, a major global education organization seeking to increase access and opportunity. This includes governance, quality assurance, supporting apprentices, and collaborating with employers on effective programs. She has seen employer attitudes shift to more strategic uses of apprenticeships over her 20 years in the field.

Jenny’s passion for education access and diverse qualification routes started with teaching English internationally. Her career path then led to law, specializing in employment law, and helping pioneer legal apprenticeship models. Their conversation explores how sectors like law have changed.

They go on to talk about Jenny’s accomplishments as a leader, advancing apprenticeships, diversity, inclusion and social mobility across education and professional services. Their discussion goes on to focuses on the importance of holistic pastoral support for apprentices.