Our Valuable Team Members

Franklin Apprenticeships is home to a group of dedicated professionals who are passionate about the positive impact we provide for the businesses, communities, and individuals we serve.

We invite you to learn more about some of our talented team members.

Executive Team

Kimberly Nichols
Kimberly NicholsCo-Founder & CEO
As CEO of Franklin Apprenticeships, Kim plans to ignite a modern American Apprenticeship movement. Working in partnership with Businesses, Educators, Families, and Economic and Workforce Development Agencies, she spearheads the first US-based firm dedicated solely to delivering on the promise for expansion of Apprenticeship Programs.

Read Full Bio

Dominic Gill
Dominic GillCo-Founder
Dominic is one of the industry’s leading apprenticeship program experts, specializing in working with employers, workforce systems, and training providers to plan for a program’s full lifecycle.

Read Full Bio

Jill Kunkel
Jill KunkelDirector of Employer Engagement.
Jill Kunkel is Franklin Apprenticeship’s Director of Employer Engagement. In this role, she educates employers across the nation about apprenticeship program opportunities — including how to leverage funding and enrollment in current initiatives offered by their regional workforce and economic development communities.

Read Full Bio

Jackie GriffinVice President of Operations
As Vice President of Operations, Jackie Griffin is responsible for managing operational and organizational precision in the firm’s Project Excellence, Client Experience, and Program Effectiveness procedures. In this role, she works with Franklin Apprenticeship teams to define, architect, facilitate, drive, and lead Apprenticeship transformation initiatives.

Read Full Bio

Franklin Associates

Helen Booker
Helen BookerFranklin Associate
Helen has helped to design and execute standards-based apprenticeship programs in the UK for over a decade, and her experience in operations, administration, recruitment, and business development makes her a strong asset to Franklin Apprenticeships’ clients and teams.

Read Full Bio

Bethany Randall
Bethany RandallFranklin Associate
Bethany ‘s 10 years of experience in UK Civil Service working with early talent from recruitment to assessment, combined with her expertise in Operational Delivery and Learning & Development, provides Franklin Apprenticeships’ clients the ability to replicate best-practice apprenticeship standards adopted in the UK.

Read Full Bio

Jacqui Lloyd
Jacqui LloydFranklin Associate
Highly experienced in the design, development, and delivery of award-winning Early in Career Talent Programs, Jacqui is passionate about empowering young people to realize their potential, and is particularly driven to help increase diversity for the Franklin Apprenticeship tech sector.

Read Full Bio

Les Meadows
Les Meadows Franklin Associate
As a Franklin Associate, Les brings his 30 years of extensive Technical Management experience in the UK and across EMEA to the Franklin team. His deep experience with Microsoft based apprenticeship programs offer US Microsoft partners and companies valuable program knowledge from which to model.

Read Full Bio

Strategic Partners

Association Of Employment And Learning Providers Logo
NCATC Logo
The Open University Logo