Alison is Head of Operational Training for Laing O’Rourke, one of the largest construction companies in the UK.
She is an experienced learning and development manager with responsibility for the strategy and delivery of all site based training for the Laing O’Rourke (LOR) European Hub. This includes the management of third party suppliers to ensure delivery of excellent service and value to the business, as well as developing new industry qualifications including apprenticeships. Supporting this activity includes the responsibility for generating and accessing funding. Her previous training management roles have been with the Institution of Wastes Management and Eastern Group plc in the power sector.
As well as her demanding role with LOR Alison also chairs the various employers’ trailblazer groups for the construction sector and works closely with the other employers and well as Government on this important reform of apprenticeships.