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20 - 21 March 2024

NEC Birmingham

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Sarah Onions

Sarah Onions

Assistant Managing Director, Sandwell College Group

Sarah Onions is Assistant Managing Director – Skills and Apprenticeships at Sandwell College Group, the largest provider of study programmes in the West Midlands for learners aged sixteen to nineteen and adult programs
Sarah heads up the employee engagement team at the college, whose collective task it is to partner with local businesses and help them with recruiting, upskilling and retaining staff, while addressing sector skill shortages.
“Previously I worked in recruitment, which I loved, but ultimately I wasn’t able to support businesses if the candidates weren’t available. Alongside my team at Sandwell College I am now able to give solutions to the skill shortages we’re all facing – for example, by supporting businesses to take on apprentices, offering the training and development of staff, and facilitating the short-term placements of students for the benefit of learners and businesses alike.