Jenny Herdman joined the Home Builders Federation (HBF) in August 2016 to lead the Home Building Skills Partnership. The partnership will lead on attracting new entrants into the industry, and providing focussed training to develop the qualified workforce needed to construct today’s high quality new homes.
Prior to joining HBF she held a variety of skills roles across the public and private sectors. Formerly at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills she led the team advocating employer collaboration on skills development of their collective workforce.
Within the National Apprenticeship Service, Jenny encouraged large employers to grow their involvement in Apprenticeships as part of their workforce development and succession planning strategies. Jenny was a member of the 2012 independent apprenticeship reform team, and has stayed involved with trailblazer and levy policy development and implementation since that time.
Previously she has held a Talent Management role in the retail sector which included developing an employer apprenticeship programme and also taught Business Studies in a FE college.