Jo Bradford

National Qualifications Manager

Compass Group UK & Ireland

Jo joined the catering giant Compass Group UK & Ireland in January 2016. In the role of National Qualifications Manager, Jo is responsible for shaping the future strategy of apprenticeships and launching the pledge to commit to delivering 1500 apprenticeships by the end of 2017 through a new Compass Apprenticeship brand, it’s the start of something big! 

Jo has worked in the hospitality industry for 24 years and has been responsible for managing the growth and quality of apprenticeship programmes for the last 6 years.

Jo spent 10 years at Spirit Pub Company prior to Compass Group, as talent development lead of the work based learning strategy through qualifications embedded into the career pathway at every level, from level 1 to level 7. Jo grew the apprenticeship provision by 108% in 12 months and was winner of the  2014 Training Journal Best Apprenticeship Programme and 2015 Springboard Best Work Experience Provider