Big names to share skills experience at April breakfast meeting
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Infrastructure giant Amey and the New Street contractor Mace will share their experiences of finding the right skills for their business with finditinbirmingham members next month.
They’ll be joined by the National Apprenticeships Service and expert training provider Gordon Franks at the latest finditinbirmingham breakfast meeting at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 5 April.
‘Apprenticeships: An investment for the future’ will also include some of the city’s highest quality networking opportunities with local business owners, directors and senior managers, plus exhibition stands and a complimentary breakfast.
John Sunderland, Business Director at Amey, and Will Tyas, Amey’s Account Manager for Highways Operations, will explain how Amey actively seeks apprentices to join its 11,000 employees.
Richard Thorpe, New Street Project Director at Mace, will illustrate how apprentices contribute to Mace’s £850m business and 3,000-strong workforce.
Karen Woodward from the National Apprenticeship Service will demystify the subject and explain the real facts that local businesses need to know.
Plus, national training experts Gordon Franks will illustrate how they help thousands of companies to benefit from apprenticeships.
Attendees will also be able to explore exhibition stands from key players in the training and development sphere such as BDM, South Birmingham College, Enta, GB Training (UK) Ltd, JTL Training, Solihull College and City College Birmingham.
Places at ‘Apprenticeships: An investment for the future’, which takes place between 7am and 9.30am (with registration from 6.45am), are free for Premium and Corporate Members of finditinbirmingham. For basic or non-members, the cost is just £10 +VAT. Members can book a place online today.
"This is a rare opportunity to meet senior people from multi-million pound companies while also learning the real facts about how apprenticeships work,” said Claire Smith, finditinbirmingham’s event manager. "Our breakfast meetings offer some of the best networking sessions in the city and regularly attract three-figure turn-outs. Plus, local businesses can find out how to recruit and develop the skills they need thanks to our special guest speakers. We’re delighted to welcome Amey, Mace, Gordon Franks and the National Apprenticeships Service to finditinbirmingham and I’m sure that local business people who attend will get a great advantage from the meeting.”
Just click here to visit the ‘Apprenticeships: An investment for the future’ event listing and book your place today.
Please note: finditinbirmingham would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by a previous email advertising Network Rail’s presence at the breakfast meeting. It has since been clarified that Richard Thorpe of contractor Mace will be representing the New Street project and we look forward to welcoming Richard to finditinbirmingham.