Claire Cross

Employee Apprenticeships Manager
People & Culture - Resourcing
 Claire Cross


Ask me about
  • Supporting employee recruitment and development through the use of apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeship levy transfer opportunities
  • Reviewing and identifying suitable apprenticeship standards and training providers
  • The University's Digital Apprenticeship Levy Account
  • Advice and guidance for managers on the management of, and support for, apprentices
  • Contractual arrangements associated with staff apprenticeship programmes
  • Maximising the impact of our use of the employer levy


Before joining the University of Essex (at the end of March 2022), Claire spent ten years working at another Higher Education Institution, where she headed up various Student Support teams and functions (most recently the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Service). Prior to that, Claire worked for the Training & Enterprise Council, the Learning & Skills Council Essex and Essex County Council's 14-19 Education Team.


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies Anglia Polytechnic University (1999)

  • BA Hons Degree in Business Studies Coventry University (1995)

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