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6th School Leavers and Apprentices Conference for Employers

Date Thursday 11 October 2018
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 5 sold-out School Leavers & Apprentices Conferences for Employers, the 6th 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 a chance to hear inspiring stories from apprentices themselves.

It is clear that apprentices and school leavers form a vital part of an organisation’s workforce. With the current skills shortage ever widening and the Apprenticeship Levy now having come into force, it is vital that employers implement a compliant, effective and successful school leavers and apprenticeship programme to remain competitive.

This conference will bring you face to face with organisations who are harnessing the power of apprentices and willing to share how they have done it. Whether you are just thinking about getting an apprenticeship scheme started, or you alredy have one or several well established schemes, this conference has an abundance of practical insights, strategies and tips to ensure you are maximising your resources and adding value where it counts.

This year's agenda is currently being researched. Watch this space.

Last year's speakers:

CIPD, City & Guilds, Shoosmiths, Barclays, NHSBT, M&S, IBM, The Skills Company, Greater Manchester Apprenticeship Company, Wigan & Leigh College, Morgan Manley

What did the delegates think?:

  • "Inspirational path to new talent in organisation via apprenticeships"
  • "Inspirational and lots to take-away and implement"
  • "Very engaging"
  • "Excellent insights to establishing a programme and making it a success"
  • "Comprehensive"
  • "Useful practical tips"
  • "Really interesting"
  • "Great to see a range of employers all at different stages!"
  • "Great ideas for growth of people into apprenticeships"

Highlights of last year's 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