Leanne Edwards

Operations Director

Leanne is responsible for ensuring Youthforce has the best possible business processes and environment to reinforce Youthforce’s reputation as a training provider of choice.

With over 10 years of education experience and a varied background across private, public and third sector Leanne brings a holistic perspective to the organisation.

Leanne is experienced in the management of Apprenticeship delivery from both provider and employer perspectives, having worked for the UK’s largest Training Provider Babcock International and with Southampton Football Club as an employer organisation, to manage Apprenticeships and set up their own training provider. This knowledge provides an understanding and well balanced approach to the needs of learners, employers and the provider.

Leanne’s sector experience is also vast, having ultimately specialised in leadership and management but originating from a hospitality background. Throughout her career this expanded to cover retail, engineering, child care, health and social care, sports and leisure.

Having developed her career through Apprenticeships and work based learning herself, Leanne is passionate about the effectiveness and success of the sector.

leanne.edwards@youthforce.co.uk