When it comes to taking on an apprentice, you’ll no doubt have a number of questions, but don’t worry – we’ve got a team trained to help and guide you through the entire process, from application to completion. If you’re thinking about growing your workforce for the future, get to know our team so you can take a look at who might be helping you along your incredible journey.
Caroline Indge, Employer Engagement Manager
What do you do at MK College?
I’m the match maker between business and teaching. I work with employers to engage with teaching colleagues to ensure our students have a learning experience that inspires them for their future careers. I help employers understand how the college can assist in the development of staff, recruitment of new talent and delivery of things they have yet to think of.
What are your credentials/past experiences, for working in your position?
FE is my latest career. My first was in the motor industry where I started as an apprentice in the
Parts department. Being the only female on my college course and a minority in the industry
worked to my advantage – I had to work harder than my colleagues to prove my worth and I did
this successfully rising to be the Parts Manager of a multi-site department with a multi-million-
My next career was to become a parent, definitely the one I have learnt the most through and has
delivered the greatest joy and challenge. To add value to this and to utilise the enhanced people
skills I’d learnt as a parent I moved into developing a cross county food bank service. I am proud
to say that I increased donations by over 500% and in turn this provided much needed support to
challenged individuals and families.
Having appreciated the life limiting challenge not having a good education can deliver I moved
into FE and Apprenticeships in particular. I believe everyone has their “something” they just need
to find it. FE provides the key to unlock this and enables people to be the best they can.
I know I have the best job; I get to engage with amazing people working for a wide variety of
companies who are looking to ensure the future of talent coming into their organisations.
What is your favourite thing about working at MK College?
No two days are the same, the variety ensures I am kept agile and never bored. One day I could be
speaking to a micro business, the next moment a multinational followed by a conversation with a
student and then a colleague who wants to explore curriculum delivery with a large service
provider. The College values its staff and attracts people who have a passion for the area they work in; whether that’s teaching, supporting colleagues and students or keeping our facilities clean and
safe. I get to work with experts who love to share their passion, and, quite literally, every day is a learning day.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
Attempting to cook – not a great skill but one I am getting better at! I like researching the history of Florence Italy, so that when I next go I can walk in the steps of the Medici family. I often visit the V&A museum –there are so many different collections it’s impossible to see everything. I’m also a big kid at heart, so puzzles and everything Lego are always on the agenda.