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Grant Santos

CEO of the Educ8 Group


Grant has worked in the training and education sector for nearly 20 years and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the work based learning environment and the ever-evolving skills agenda. He is politically astute and plays an active role in many influential task groups including; Regional Learning Partnerships, the Valleys Taskforce and the National Training Federation for Wales, where he sits as a Board member.

Starting his career as a Trainer/Assessor for a large private training organisation based in Gwent, Grant spent a short time working in a FE institution before moving to a private training provider as Director of Operations. He joined Educ8 in 2007 where he has worked with Colin to facilitate impressive levels of growth for the organisation and has recently progressed to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Grant brings to VSP his experience as a qualified Peer Inspector with in-depth knowledge and experience of working with Estyn as both an Inspector and as a nominee during the inspection process. An MBA qualified management professional, he adds a strategic and operational perspective to the board and important connections across the work based learning arena.

Grant is passionate about vocational education and the quality of teaching and learning and believes that learners should be at the heart of everything we do.

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