Apprenticeship provider expands footprint to Leicestershire

The EMA Training team

Derby-based apprenticeship provider, EMA Training, is set to open a Leicester Hub in the city centre on July 1.

Established by managing director Tracey Mosley in 2013, EMA Training recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

The organisation is known for its apprenticeship programs in finance, marketing, and data technology across the East Midlands.

Gemma Orton, also well-known for her work amongst the business and charity community across Leicestershire, joins the team as regional director for the Leicester Hub.

She said: “I believe there is a huge gap across Leicestershire for the provision of high-quality apprenticeship training, but also and very importantly, for businesses to collaborate with a local apprenticeship provider who genuinely cares about supporting them in growing the next generation of our business community.

“Tracey and I met when we were 16 years old – both of us commencing on our apprenticeship journeys at the time – and so I’m a huge ambassador for apprenticeships and the opportunities that can come from this chapter for both student and business. I’m so excited to be working with Tracey. Our vision and values have always been so well aligned and I think it can only mean really positive and exciting stuff for the future.”

Tracey Mosley, managing director, said: “We have been frequently approached over the years by businesses, parents and school leavers, to bring our brand to Leicester.

“Timing is crucial and we needed to ensure we had a regional director capable of driving this initiative forward successfully and I believe that Gemma Orton is that person. With her established relationships in Leicester, her drive, ambition, and proven track record, she is the ideal fit for our plans. In the 20-plus years I have known her, she has excelled in everything she undertakes, which excites not only me but the whole of the EMA team.”