NLT Training Services has appointed Sarah Temperton as Chief Executive. She joins from the East Midlands Chamber where she was Head of Training and responsible for planning and leading the strategic direction of the Chamber’s training arm.

Sarah, who lives in Chesterfield, takes over the Chief Executive role from Simon Marsden, former Vice Chair of the NLT Board who was appointed to the role in the interim earlier this year. He now moves into business development and finance project roles within the organisation.

With 30 years’ experience of working with an independent provider of work based learning, Sarah will now head up NLT’s commercial and Apprenticeship training offering across Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

She brings 12 years’ experience as head of a large training department to the role, which has involved her securing government funding for Apprenticeship delivery, support programmes for the unemployed, European Social Fund (ESF) funding and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) funding.

Specialising in engineering training, NLT has a long history in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, having had a presence in both Chesterfield and Scunthorpe for nearly 50 years. The organisation is a respected provider of engineering training and has most recently expanded its offering to include a pre-Apprenticeship programme in finance for 16 – 18 year olds alongside its successful and long running engineering pre-Apprenticeship course Evolve.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah Temperton said: “I am delighted to join NLT. The organisation has the potential to be a significant player in the skills arena. I am committed to growing the company’s Apprenticeship delivery and creating an organisation that companies choose first for all their commercial engineering training needs.”

She added: “I have enjoyed a long career in the field of training. Working with, leading and influencing people to develop and support them in their career is a passion which I look forward to developing further with NLT.”

Sarah has qualifications in Leadership and Management to Level 5 and is also a non-executive Director and Chair of The Derbyshire Network of Training Providers a not-for-profit membership organisation which works with employers, colleges and training providers, across the East Midlands, Sheffield City Region and further afield to share knowledge and expertise to drive up standards of training to the benefit of all. She is also a non-executive director of WEBS Training Ltd, a national independent learning provider of quality Apprentice and adult training for the furniture manufacturing and associated industries.

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