Meet the Employer Engagement & Business Development Team - City of Wolverhampton College

Meet the Employer Engagement & Business Development Team

Daniel Degg

Head of Employer Engagement & Business Development

Daniel joined the college in December 2021 and his role is to maximise the college’s employer-facing activities including apprenticeship recruitment, work experience and other work-based learning solutions to help broaden opportunities for young people and the wider workforce across the region.  

Daniel has experience leading employer engagement teams in FE colleges, higher education institutes and local government organisations, as well as developing skills solutions to meet the needs of the local business community and local and regional priorities, along with implementing strategies to raise the profile of providers.  

He has particular expertise in work-based learning (including apprenticeships) and is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD).

Please see below for more information on the team that make up the Employer Engagement and Business Development.

Laura Pountney

Business Development Executive

Lexi Bassett

Business Development Executive

Dipesh Patel

Business Development Executive

Eden Hancox

Business Development Coordinator

Kiran Singh

Account Manager

Laura Aston

Lead Recruiter

Clare McAuliffe

Recruiting Officer

Sophie Powell

Recruiting Officer

About the Team

The college has a dedicated Employer Engagement & Business Development Team to advise and support employers through every step of the apprenticeship journey.

The industry sector leads work with employers, apprentices, curriculum areas and course assessors to develop bespoke training programmes to meet the needs of individual companies and their learners; account managers work with employers to discuss employers’ specific requirements and set up individual apprenticeship programmes; and the recruitment team assist with advertising apprenticeship vacancies, screening applicants and shortlisting candidates for interview.

Employer Engagement

Are you an employer looking to connect with our talent pool? Our Employer Engagement Team is here to assist you with your recruitment needs. We’ll connect you with the right talent and provide you with comprehensive support to match your requirements.

01902 317541

Apprenticeship Recruitment

Are you a student or candidate seeking to embark on an apprenticeship journey? Our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Officers are here to guide you through the entire process. We’ll help you find the perfect apprenticeship opportunity and ensure a smooth transition into your chosen career path.

01902 837163

Work Experience

Are you a student or employer seeking to explore work experience opportunities? Our experienced Work Experience Team is here to assist you. We’ll connect you with relevant opportunities and facilitate meaningful work placements that foster valuable skills and experience.

01902 317543

Get in touch

01902 317541