Apprenticeship myths to be busted at finditinbirmingham
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Apprenticeships, skills, training and networking will be the stars of the show at finditinbirmingham’s next breakfast meeting.
‘Apprenticeships: An investment for the future’ will take place on Thursday 5 April from 7am to 9.30am (registration from 6.45am) at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Infrastructure giants Amey will present their perspective on the value of apprenticeships and explain how they develop skills for their business through the Amey Apprenticeship Academy.
Attendees will also hear an in-depth explanation of apprenticeship opportunities, funding and benefits from the UK’s experts, the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS). Karen Woodward from NAS will bust through the myths and present the real facts that local businesses need to know.
Many city companies don’t know that the cost of a 16 to 18 year-old apprentice’s training is paid for by the government. And just as many companies don’t know that four out of every five businesses that employ apprentices say that they increase productivity.
Next month’s meeting will also feature a presentation by Birmingham’s Employment Access Team (EAT) and training provider Gordon Franks.
Plus, finditinbirmingham members can find out why apprenticeships could be the answer to their business needs in an open question and answer session, when they can ask the questions that really matter and get the answers they need to plan their workforce for the future.
‘Apprenticeships: An investment for the future’ includes some of the city’s highest quality networking opportunities, with an average attendance of more than 100 business owners, directors and senior managers per meeting, along with exhibition stands and a complimentary breakfast.
"We’re very pleased that Amey and the National Apprenticeship Service can offer our members the latest facts about how apprenticeships work in the 21st Century,” said Claire Smith, finditinbirmingham’s event manager. "I’m sure that everyone who joins us on Thursday 5 April will learn something new and might even discover that apprenticeships could be the answer to the skills gap. And, of course, the open networking session will be one of the city’s best ways to make new contacts and do more local business.”
Places can be booked online, and basic or non-members can also upgrade to Premium or Corporate Membership for less than £1 per member per week.