Spencer AyresHead of Apprenticships at Makers Academy
As an entrepreneur, educator & designer he has worked at the cross section of technology, creativity & learning for many years. He is a creative business leader with a successful record of developing innovative solutions in both business and educational settings. For over 12 years his real purpose has been to provide opportunities for people to have transformational learning experiences - helping them find their passion, develop their aptitude and realise their full potential. A real entrepreneurial at heart, Spencer has a bias for creating change, solving big problems and getting things done.
Spencer joined Makers Academy to start Makers Apprenticeships - a new venture with the goal to create the leading technology Apprenticeship Programme in the Country. Prior to this he was a digital transformation consultant and learning designer, helping people within large organisations learn about technology and create digital solutions to big problems.
Spencer has a Bachelors Degree in Computer & Electronic Systems Engineering and a Masters In Creative & Media Education. He was a teacher of Computer Science & Digital Design for 8 years before working with charities and private sector organisations. Along side starting Makers Apprenticeships, Spencer is also a visiting lecturer and industry advisor to a UK University.