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SAAB Group Board

The SAAB Group Board (GB) is responsible for overseeing the end-to end delivery of apprenticeships on behalf of employers, ensuring they are fit-for-purpose and reflect the needs of business, learners and the Scottish economy.

Its main responsibilities are to: 

  • provide strong and relevant employer leadership and advice on apprenticeship policy and any matters affecting Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland

  • make recommendations on the guiding principles, operational policy, systems, and structures and overall strategic direction of apprenticeships in Scotland

  • oversee apprenticeship governance in Scotland by ensuring all SAAB groups, including the Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG), are operating in line with their respective Terms of Reference and are accountable to Group Board through scheduled updates and reporting

  • shape the strategic and future direction of apprenticeships and work- based learning pathways, to ensure that the supporting “system” meets the needs of industry

  • provide expertise to inform the development and modernisation of the underpinning standards for apprenticeship frameworks through National Occupational Standards (NOS)

  • advise and make recommendations in relation to areas for development and continuous improvement, including equalities outcomes, and environmental sustainability

  • check, challenge and support the skills system to work efficiently and effectively, where budgets are not available, and where relevant

  • be ambassadors for apprenticeships with other businesses and potential apprentices.

  • ensure all SAAB activity and communications across all groups, delivers against the overall SAAB strategy

Terms of Reference:

View the SAAB Group Board's Terms of Reference.


View the full SAAB Group Board Membership.

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