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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
 

AGENDA

0830  Coffee & Registration

0855 Chair’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
Peter Cobrin
Director
Employment Pathways

0900 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE BUSINESS CASE
• Implications for UK talent post-Brexit
• Developing a talent pipeline: why apprentices are your best option
• Employee retention and ROI: the statistics
• Quantifying the apprenticeship programme: immediate and long-term economic implications
• Re-engineering the workplace landscape: transparency and equal opportunity challenges
Lizzie Crowley
Skills Policy Advisor
CIPD

0930  APPRENTICESHIP LEVY- UPDATE TO THE APPRENTICESHIP REFORM PLANS
(Due to the election, the NAS are now unable to attend)
• Apprenticeship funding: rules and guidance for levy-paying employers
• Apprenticeship funding: draft rules for employer-providers and training providers
• Draft apprenticeship performance management rules 2017 to 2018
• Government support and initiatives
• Successes to date
• Future plans and policy
Bryony Kingsland
UK Funding Manager
City & Guilds

1010 LEGAL UPDATE: THE APPRENTICESHIP LEVY- IMPLICATIONS AND STRATEGIES
• Pre- and post-April 2017: what are the implications for your current and future apprenticeship programmes?
• What type of apprenticeship are you offering and which is preferable
• The Deregulation Bill
• Age Discrimination legislation: clarifying the grey areas
• Statutory rights of apprentices during employment
• Dismissal and termination: the guidelines
• Devolvement and cross-border issues
Simon Fennell
Senior Associate
Shoosmiths

1040 COFFEE BREAK

1100  BARCLAYS CASE STUDY: STRATEGY AND POLICY
• A workforce planning approach
• Identifying and planning for skills shortages
• Attracting a broad enough range of talent: identifying your needs and planning accordingly
• Recruitment: strengths based interviewing
• Training and development: key elements of the most successful programmes
• Overcoming lack of management experience
• Breaking the age stigma
Mike Thompson
Early Careers Director

Barclays

1140 THE NHSBT STORY: ZERO TO TARGET IN 12 MONTHS
• Starting from scratch
• Retraining existing staff
• It's about the Comms
• Generational differences: celebrate, exploit and exchange
Alison Meardon
Senior OD Manager
NHSBT

1220 ‘MARKS & START’ CASE STUDY: TRAINEESHIPS & FEEDER PROGRAMMES
• Be ahead of the game: an inclusive approach
• Getting buy-in
• Supporting cultural change in your organisation
• Engagement: employees and customers
• Equality and diversity: legislation and implications
• Mentoring and support
• Recruitment and retention: Try before you buy- the advantages of alternative work experience
Sophie Brooks
Senior Employee Engagement Manager
M&S

1300  Working Lunch with problem-solving roundtables
 
Delegates may choose from the following areas of discussion and benefit from spending time networking and debating with colleagues facing similar challenges

1400 PANEL: BROADEN YOUR TALENT HORIZONS- ATTRACTING UNTAPPED TALENT
(Listen to past and present trainees and apprentices who will inspire you to do more to attract frequently overlooked pools of talent)
Roman Dibden
Schools Engagement Advisor (Former apprentice in housing)
The Skills Company

Marks and Start Trainee
M&S

Lewis Churchill
Technical Solutions Specialist (Apprentice of the Year 2016)
IBM

Brian Buckley
Bolder Apprentice
Barclays

1440 WORKSHOP A: THE EDUCATION/INDUSTRY INTERFACE
• How to access young people  at schools and colleges: strategies that actually work
• Locating and working with the right contacts
• Contracting with employers
• Changing perceptions around apprenticeships
• Selecting and working with a third party
• Key questions to ask your partners
Helen Hawxwell
Programme Development and Delivery Manager
Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company

Lorraine Groch
Vice Principal- Business Services
Wigan & Leigh College

1540  AFTERNOON TEA

1600 WORKSHOP B: DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING THE OPTIMUM PROGRAMME FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
• Creating the business case for apprentiecships
• Identifying the right apprenticeships for your business
• Ensuring the right provider for your business
• Making your programme a success - the stakeholders, wrap around needed and hidden costs (a warning!)
Sasha Morgan Manley
Managing Director
Morgan Manley

1700  Wrap Up & End of Conference