Rebecca Slinger

Work Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustain

My background is a varied one. On leaving University after studying Travel and Tourism, I worked for two major airlines as cabin crew. I travelled the world and was a member of the Customer Service Team for British Airways and once flew the England Football squad to Geneva for a World Cup match, serving David Beckham his tea, that was a highlight, nothing academic though.

I retrained in HR in 2007 and moved into Recruitment, then onto Employment and Skills delivery and management for the Stoke and Staffordshire region.

I spent ten years working for Stoke on Trent City Council within various teams; I have worked on European funded projects delivering support to families in deprivation, long-term unemployment and those with mental health issues. I have managed delivery teams in this area and eventually went on to programme management and roll-out including, writing bids and securing funding.

In 2017 I took over the work based learning team, responsible for the delivery of Apprenticeships across the local authority and to local businesses. I have experience of delivery, assessing, quality improvement and data management and successfully secured a Good Ofsted rating: a proud moment.

I took a break in 2008-19, as I have a young family. I spent time at home being a mum - this was the biggest challenge I have ever faced in my career!

In June 2020 I joined the work based education team for the Institute of Policing. My job is varied; I currently support students with the West Midlands force who are in their first year of the Policing Constable Degree Apprenticeships (from academic skills and organisation of their evidence so it meets audit requirements, to understanding where they need progression and development and finding solutions and an action plan to suit). I love to see student success: a student recently received a commendation and I was really pleased for her.

Academic qualifications

  • Level 6 Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance
  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training
  • Level 3 CIPD – Personnel Practice
Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020