Mike Cox

Principal Researcher: Policy & apprenticeships

Areas of interest and expertise
  • Business development
  • Bid management
  • Work-based learning
  • Policy and delivery
Knowledge and experience

Over 20 years experience in Further Education & Skills

  • Future Apprenticeships programme: Design and lead
  • RICS: Future talent manager – apprenticeships and skills
  • AELP: Business Development Director
  • ETF: Vocational Education Adviser
  • Heritage Care: Head of income generation
  • Learning & Skills Network: Head of business development and bid management
  • RNID: Business development manager
  • NWLCC: Hub manager
  • UFI: Development manager
Selection of projects
  • Management of large and complex multi-million pound bids as both writer and commissioner
  • Setting up projects and programmes of learning to fit in with strategic objectives and funding streams
  • Continuous improvement of apprenticeship delivery across FE and HE
  • Reviewing organisational business objectives to meet changes in policy and practice
  • Working at a strategic level to set parameters for future learning delivery
  • Negotiating commercial learning programmes with large corporates including Lloyds TSB, Barclays, Central Trains, GNER, the National Trust and many public organisations including NHS and the police