David Allison

CEO, GetMyFirstJob

David is the Co-Founder and CEO of GetMyFirstJob Limited. He is passionate about improving access to opportunities for young people and helping business access the next generation of talent.

Following a career with Ford where, after a number of roles from advanced product development to European product planning, he discovered his passion for organisational and people development. David was instrumental in setting up and running Ford’s partnership with Loughborough University and was Director of the Henry Ford College.

Having gained an MBA, David left Ford to focus on Learning and Development. Following a number of senior roles at specialist training and L&D businesses, he co-founded GetMyFirstJob in 2011.

David has served as a Trustee / NED of NCFE, one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations, and was designated a National Leader of Governance in 2014 following his work with schools. He remains a visiting lecturer at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University.