Coral Grainger Apprenticeship Development Manager

Coral Grainger

As the ADM for SODA, I manage the relationships with employers who place on our Degree Apprenticeship programmes. Currently these are the Digital User Experience (UX) and Creative Digital Design Professional programmes. I also act as ADM for the Digital Marketer Degree Apprenticeship that is delivered in Man Met’s Business School

I’ve previously led partnerships in digital agencies, government and through my own company, where I specialised in translating the talent needs of digital and tech sector into skills strategies and insight for academic programmes and research.

I bring my industry experience and knowledge exchange expertise to bear when I work with academic colleagues in the design of our new programmes, and in facilitation of our Employer Advisory Boards.

I was a key member of the national Trailblazer Group for Digital UX – working with employers and academic colleagues to produce the Apprenticeship Standard and assessment plan used by all providers of this apprenticeship.

I’m energised by collaborating and catalysing new projects, and can’t wait to bring SODA’s next new apprenticeship to life. I’m originally an urbanist by profession, and love cities, community, culture and all the arts – but especially live music.