Seetec announces new Group Managing Director
John Baumback will move into the Seetec leadership role as Managing Director responsible for Skills, Work, Health, Justice, Infrastructure and Assurance. Having started work at Seetec as an Apprentice at the age of 16, over 30 years ago and been a member of the Seetec Board for 20 years, John has worked across all areas of the Seetec Group and is testimony to how Apprenticeships lead to sustainable careers at the very of top of business.
Current Seetec Group CEO Jeremy Nutter, will move into a new role within the Seetec Group as an Associate Director, where his knowledge and expertise within cognitive behaviour therapy will support Seetec’s work, health and wellbeing strategy.
Jeremy, who has been CEO at Seetec since 2007, has seen the business grow under his leadership to an £85m turnover organisation employing over 1,250 individuals across more than 100 locations in the UK and Republic of Ireland said:
“For many years, I have been supervising counsellors and providing counselling support for people experiencing mental health issues on a voluntary basis. Within the sectors that Seetec works, there is an increasing need to support individuals who suffer from a wide range of health related conditions.
To ensure that Seetec continues to develop robust strategies to support individuals with complex health challenges, I see this as an ideal opportunity to combine my expertise within mental health therapy and my passion for providing exceptional service, to ensure that Seetec offers effective and innovative solutions to the thousands of people that access our services every year.”
As a market leader in the provision of business and public services across the UK and Republic of Ireland the change in leadership comes at an exciting time for the organisation.
Whilst Seetec remains committed to its existing markets and funders and is proactively building partnerships, operating models and delivery solutions for future commissioning across work, health and criminal justice, an area of immediate investment and growth is Seetec Skills.
Last year saw the acquisition of the Digital Youth Academy to broaden the qualification offering and a rebrand of its training academies. This year Seetec is launching a series of exciting Traineeship programmes and Apprenticeship opportunities at various locations across the UK.
Seetec was originally created to supply high quality training to young people in Essex. As an organisation operating successfully, within this arena for the last 30 years, recognition of the value to individuals, businesses and the economy as a whole, of investing in the skills of the workforce through vocational training is embedded within the whole business. Throughout 2016 a programme of further expansion through a combination of organic growth and acquisition is planned.
Endorsing the need for businesses everywhere to invest in the next generation of talent, John Baumback said:
“I am delighted to step into the Seetec Managing Director role and the opportunity to lead the business in realising our growth ambitions.
Having experienced first-hand the value of an Apprenticeship in my personal journey from shop floor to the Boardroom, I am passionate about ensuring that Seetec is the vehicle that young talent and employers use to develop their own opportunities”.
John continued, “Seetec operates in a landscape where commissioners, businesses and taxpayers across all of our markets, whether skills, work, health or justice, need their suppliers to come up with new, more effective ways of transforming and integrating services for citizens. Seetec is committed to harnessing the expertise and capacity in our organisation, using new technology and forming partnerships with like-minded organisations to deliver these solutions.
We have built strong relationships with partners, employers of all sizes, commissioners and thousands of individuals over the last 30 years and our ethos has remained the same; we put people at the heart of what we do. This ethos not only lends itself to the people and communities that we serve but also to the thousands of dedicated and skilled staff that work with us across the UK and Ireland.”