Purpose and mission

About Babington

We exist to develop better futures: For organisations, individuals, and society.

As one of the UK's largest and longest-established apprenticeship and training providers, we're proud to help organisations and individuals unlock their potential, and make skills really work for them.

Purpose

We believe in better futures for all

  • Founded in 1974, we've been delivering market-leading learning and talent solutions for over forty years.

  • We’re privileged to help individuals unlock their potential and realise the value of their skills and talents.

  • We help build meaningful careers that give individuals security, satisfaction, and purpose – and in turn help organisations and wider industry meet the challenges of a changeable operating environment.

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The big picture

Doing the right thing:
For you, for your business, for society

As a purpose-driven organisation, we’re all about the ‘why’. Babington is committed to developing better futures: for individuals, organisations, and society.

For us that means developing skills and creating opportunity for individuals
and organisations to perform at their very best. We believe in diversity of
thought and the fact that one size doesn’t fit all, so our solutions go the extra mile to be inclusive, tailored, and meet your specific needs.

In the wake of an extraordinary year, we have decided to formalise and strengthen our commitment to growing a sustainable and responsible business that puts benefit to people and society at the heart of its operation:

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Environmental, Social, Governance

Growing responsibly and sustainably

As we build a legacy we can be proud of, not only do we support skills and careers, but we’re committed to leaving the planet in a better place than we found it. That’s why we’ve made the following commitments:

  1. Supporting 50,000 learner achievements by 2027
  2. Carbon neutral by December 2022
  3. Net zero by 2040
  4. Sustainability modules in all learning by 2023
  5. £250,000 in charitable donations

You can read more about our commitments and how we operate below.

View our ESG Report

Meet the people
behind the purpose

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As CEO, I’m proud to lead an incredible team of people who share a vision around leveraging skills to improve lives and livelihoods. It’s a responsibility shared by all of us to push for equal opportunities, inclusion, and social mobility – and that’s just one of the outcomes we’re able to support every day through our apprenticeships, employability, and wider skills initiatives.

David Marsh

Chief Executive Officer

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As Chief Learning Officer, I lead our product strategy and ensure that we’re bringing the very best learning design and experience principles into everything we do. My team is focused on understanding market and client needs, and developing high-quality, immersive, and impactful learning interventions to drive meaningful outcomes for both our clients and learners. Babington isn’t just an expert apprenticeship provider; we’re also helping clients to join up all of the different elements of their talent and skills landscape and cutting through the complexity surrounding funded learning so that they can simplify their decision-making.

Rachel Kay

Chief Learning Officer

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As Chief Operating Officer, I am responsible for our training and operational delivery colleagues. Besides ensuring our business runs effectively, my team also champions our commitment to deliver the very best experience for the thousands of learners we support each year.

Jen Bramley

Chief Operating Officer

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I joined the Babington team in August 2015, following 16 years with the Rehab Group UK, a £40 million turnover business in the skills and welfare sector. My team is responsible for all aspects of our financial activity – from everyday business practice to investment decisions and funding support.

Adrian Fantham

Chief Finance Officer

It's in our DNA

The values we live by

Besides a strong sense of purpose, all our colleagues share a common set of values. These guide our choices and our behaviours, and in turn support the outcomes we deliver to you, our valued customers, learners, and partners. To be part of Babington is to be:

  1. Brave: We challenge the status quo, embracing difference and change.
  2. Caring: We do the right thing, working collaboratively and consistently.
  3. Curious: We are constantly curious, finding new ways to succeed.
  4. Determined: We are accountable, and driven to achieve the best results.
  5. Passionate: We are passionate about delivering excellent outcomes.
Want to join our amazing team? We'd love to hear from you! Work with us
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Putting you first

Our customer promise

Whether you’re a business, a learner, or one of our partners, we’re committed to serving you in a way that is consistent with our values, and puts your success front and centre. We are committed to ensure that working with Babington means your interaction with us will be:

Straightforward and easy.

Quick. We act with speed and urgency to respond to any customer need.

Personalised – we treat everyone as an individual at every interaction.

Built around a guarantee of high-quality products, services, and support.

A relationship of trust. We pride ourselves on integrity and doing the right thing.

Credentials

Memberships
and awards