• Simon Cook

    Principal, MidKent College

    “This organisation is under my skin, and this has become more than just a job”

  • Gillian Keegan

    Apprenticeships and skills minister

    “As my mother said, ‘the Conservative vote left when you left home’”

  • Ruth Spellman

    Former chief executive, Workers' Educational Association

    “I always thought loyalty to the WEA in parliament would see us through”

  • Emma Hardy

    Shadow FE and HE minister

    “You as an individual have a legal right to learn”

  • Professor Kevin Orr

    Professor of work and learning and associate dean, University of Huddersfield

    “Too often, reform has overlooked teachers in education”

  • Stuart Rimmer

    CEO, East Coast College

    “The only way FE will find its voice is if it rediscovers its socialist ideals”

  • Neil Bentley-Gockmann

    CEO, WorldSkills UK

    “WorldSkills goes to the heart of who I am as a person.”

  • Anna Morrison

    Director, Amazing Apprenticeships

    “I don't want young people saying 'a company like Google don't want someone like me'”

  • Corrina Hembury

    Managing director, Access Training

    “The passion for me has always been about the learners ”

  • Ali Hadawi

    Principal, Central Bedfordshire College

    “Education wasn’t on my radar as my career”

  • Zamzam Ibrahim

    president, National Union of Students

    “The cultural shame around FE needs to change”