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School Leavers & Apprentices Conference for Employers: The Levy & Alternative Talent Streams (5th Edition)

Date Tuesday 23 May 2017
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT


"For anybody responsible for designing, managing or running apprenticeship schemes, this is an unmissable event." - Nick Elwell-Sutton, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

Following 4 sold-out School Leavers & Apprentices Conferences for Employers, the 5th edition will once again deliver an exceptional well-researched and timely programme, featuring top HR practitioners and legal experts, with real-life case studies and streamed afternoon workshops targeting industry specific issues.

It is clear that apprentices and school leavers form a vital part of an organisation’s workforce and the need to attract the brightest talent has never been greater. With the current skills shortage ever widening and the Apprenticeship Levy now having come into force this month, it is vital that employers implement a compliant, effective and successful school leavers and apprenticeship programme to remain competitive.

Hear key presentations from: CIPD, National Apprenticeship Service, Shoosmiths, Barclays, NHSBT, M&S, IBM, The Skills Company, Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company, Wigan & Leigh College, Morgan Manley Ltd.

This conference features in-depth case studies delivering practical strategies as well as two hands on practical workshops to equip you with strategies to work with schools and colleges and to help you design and implement the optimum programme for your organisation. Hear how world-class organisations now implement, develop and benefit from an expanded recruitment pool. You will learn how to attract the brightest talent from schools and colleges and discover the secrets of the award-winning school leaver and apprenticeship programmes.

Highlights of this conference:

* CIPD Keynote address
* The business case in the post-Brexit landscape
* A Government update on the apprenticeship reform plans
* A legal update on the apprenticeship levy and implications and strategies
* Vital case studies from Barclays, NHSBT and M&S
* Hearing the secrets of creating and implementing a world-class early talent programme
* Key aspects to successful workplace learning
* Accessing untapped talent - effective recruitment strategies, traineeships and feeder programmes
* Broadening your talent horizons with an inspirational panel of ‘untapped talent’ ambassadors
* Hands on practical workshop sessions to equip you with strategies to work with schools and colleges and to help you design and implement the optimum programme for your organisation

Key contributions from: CIPD, National Apprenticeship Service, Shoosmiths, Barclays, NHSBT, M&S, IBM, The Skills Company, Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company, Wigan & Leigh College, Allen Apprenticeships & Skills