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Sue Husband

Director, National Apprenticeship Service
Education and Skills Funding Agency

Sue Husband was previously Head of Education for the UK at McDonald’s. She started her career with McDonald’s in 1987, as a 16-year-old crew member, whilst studying for A-levels. Sue went on to work in a variety of roles in Operations, Franchising, Communications and Training, working with both Company and Franchised restaurants. Sue currently works as Director, National Apprenticeship Service at the ESFA. Key responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Agency’s work in engaging employers and employer groups to increase participation in apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Provides expert advice and support to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), and other important local partners, on the funding and skills elements of local growth plans
  • Encourages colleges and providers to deliver more good quality apprenticeships and traineeships, and intervening in cases of failure or high risk
  • Delivers high-quality National Careers Service and apprenticeship vacancy services
  • Leads the work of the National Apprenticeship Service