Gary Tovey, Head of Assessment Services, Babcock Assessments.    

With over 15 years of experience in apprenticeships, Gary is responsible for Babcock’s EPA businesses.



Company background 


Babcock Assessments is part of the Babcock International Group, a FTSE 250 company with a heritage of designing workforce development solutions that put the customer at the forefront of delivery. Launched in 2016, Babcock Assessments was one of the first organisations published as an EPA provider on the Government’s Register of End Point Assessment Organisations. Since then, the organisation has developed capability and capacity and is now an approved End Point Assessment Organisation for multiple standards across a range of sectors.

Babcock Assessments approach is consultative, supporting employers and providers across the EPA journey, including preparing learners for EPA, curriculum design, engagement and understanding EPA, working with employers, across retail, hospitality, business skills and engineering sectors, including John Lewis Partnership, Sodexo, Avis, Network Rail and Marriot International.




Gary joined Babcock Assessments from Pearson, where he held senior posts in employer engagement, apprenticeship policy and stakeholder relationship management. Previous roles in the work based sector include roles within Learning & Development (Wyevale and Sainsbury’s), training providers and other awarding organisations. Specialisms have included employer engagement/L&D/apprenticeship proposition development.