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Apprenticeships, Work Experience Placements, Kickstart scheme – Training Provider Showcase

There are a huge range of products out there for employers to get involved with when it comes to working with new staff or upskilling existing staff to meet new demands.

There are also a number of generous incentives on offer to encourage employers such as grants and additional support.

It can be quite time consuming for business to look for providers of training and apprenticeships and the information can become quite overwhelming.

To try and save you time and make things a little easier we are running a virtual showcase.

On Tuesday 3rdand Thursday 5thNovember you will have the opportunity to talk to up to 6 different local providers outlining the services they can offer.

After a short round of presentations, you will have the opportunity to meet with individual providers to ask any questions you may have about their services. You can choose to speak with more than one provider.

The providers will be able to talk to you about the three main categories below:

Apprenticeships

Employers can claim up to £3000 for an apprentice 16 – 24 years of age and £1500 for over 25’s.

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service

 

Work Experience

For some young people a lack of understanding of the working world is a significant barrier to finding and sustaining employment. This is where offering a work experience placement can help.

By helping young people to gain work experience, your business can reap real benefits, such as:

  • developing the supervisory and management skills of your current workforce
  • enhancing your public profile by supporting your local community
  • accessing a pool of hidden talent – people who offer enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to your business
  • promoting workforce diversity

 

Kickstart Scheme

Employers can claim 100% of wages for 25 hours per week.

The Government points out that young people are more likely to have been furloughed, with many working in sectors disproportionately hit by the pandemic.

Government figures now show that a record 538,000 under-25s claimed UC in lockdown.

The Kickstart jobs are designed to build their skills in the workplace and are meant to help them gain experience to improve their chances of finding long-term work.

 

The training providers in attendance will be:

Karen Milward – Vision West Nottinghamshire College;

Deborah Johnson – Qdos Training;

Stephen Archer – GBS Apprenticeships;

Martin Heartfield – R.E.A.L Education;

Holly Moore – Futures;

Matthew Staniforth/Andy Moore – Nottingham Trent University

 

Agenda

1.00pm – Opening comments and presentations

1.45pm – Provider specific session rooms will open

3.00pm – Close

 

Choose the session that works for you

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