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Ray Olive

Ray Olive

Associate Director of People Services, University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Raymond Olive Chartered FCIPD IEng MIET CMgr fCMI MCGI
A decorated former soldier and highly qualified engineer who retired from the British Army In August 2020, after nearly 24 years to become Assistant Director of People and Organisational Development at UHMBT (University Hospitals of Morecombe Bay NHS Foundation Trust) and currently the Associate Director of People Digital, Performance and Place . Ray is leading on the future workforce strategy for UHMBT, which includes how T Levels can fill the skills gaps within the NHS across a number of areas, from catering to nursing.
Ray is a visible, inclusive and collaborative leader, ensuring delivery and drive for management excellence in all areas. A technically accomplished engineer who has progressed from Army Apprentice to training apprentices to working Nationally to develop Technical Education. He has a proven history of delivering in agile and responsive manner in complex environments globally within strict resource constraints, working across international boundaries with multi-agency partners.

A STEM ambassador for Project Bloodhound, having provided military technical engineering support in the development of the project. Believer in championing and supporting Technical education for all, to increase social mobility through education and skills development.

Ray was the chairman for the T Level Employer Advisory Panel for Maintenance, Installation and Repair (MIR) pathway, part of the Engineering and Manufacturing T Level, which guided the Department for Education (DfE) and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) on the new post-GCSE qualification.

Ray is the current chairman for the National T Level Ambassador Network and continues to support the development and delivery of national roll out of T Levels. He has lead the T Level ambassador network since 2021, having seen the number of ambassadors grow from 31, to over 500+ ambassadors today.

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