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Sir Gerry Berragan

Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (confirmed)


Sir Gerry Berragan was a career soldier for 37 years, finishing as the Adjutant General, responsible for all Army personnel matters. Before this he was Director General for Personnel, and was the Director General Army Recruiting and Training for three years from 2008-11. 




He has been involved in designing, delivering and evaluating training for most of his career and has always been passionate about gaining accreditation for the considerable skills training that soldiers undertake.  He became the Army’s Apprentices Ambassador in 2008 to lead the effort that resulted in the Army becoming the largest apprenticeships provider in the country, offering more than 45 nationally-recognized training schemes.  He brings this practical leadership experience of delivering high quality training and successful apprenticeships at scale to the appointment of Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education.


  • Increasing the quality of apprenticeships and ensuring apprenticeship training and end-point assessments are at the highest quality
  • Ensuring the success of the first wave of T-level’s, in collaboration with employers and the FE sector
  • Improving the transparency and the affordability of apprenticeship programmes and positioning it as an attractive route to skilled employment and further development
  • Supporting learners from a diverse background and education to learn new skills which will increase their prospects for long term employment