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Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson Managing Partner, Gen Healthy Minds

For the past 10 years Mike has developed multiple award winning Recruitment, Apprenticeship and Diversity programmes in his role as Director for Early Careers at Barclays. 

His passions are social mobility ,diversity and mental health and during his time at Barclays he developed an Apprenticeship programme that supported over 3000 long term unemployed people into work across all areas of the Barclays business.  

His work earned him a place on the Governments Apprenticeship Delivery Board and his programmes have won 24 National Awards including from CIPD, BITC and Personnel today. 

For three years he chaired the financial services trailblazer group developing new Apprenticeship Standards for the financial services sector. 

For two years Mike was a route panel chair within the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) where he has responsibility for chairing the employer panel that approves  all new Apprenticeship Standards and T Levels for Legal, Accountancy and Financial Services 

He is passionate about wellbeing and mental health and has led research into mental health amongst apprentices and graduates as well as employer attitudes and strategies. He now runs his own business, Generation Healthy Minds working with a range of large and SME UK employers to help support their apprentices and graduates to stay well and thrive.


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