Key Points
  • Understanding the mechanics of the Government Levy: Interpreting Apprenticeship budgets, ensuring cross organisational understanding, and maximising the benefits of the levy
  • Ensuring Successful Partnerships: How to manage relationships and form a successful partnership, and how to persuade doubtful employers to take the plunge
  • Compliance and Meeting Employer Guidelines: Ensuring Ofsted compliance and Government guidelines compliance such as the national minimum wage
  • Spotlight on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships: Exploring the policy landscape and government targets for higher and degree apprenticeships, as well as sharing best practice on how to successfully kick start level 6 and 7 programmes.
  • Upskilling the Apprenticeship Workforce: Tying learning into the values and behaviours of the business, and sharing examples of where apprentices have progressed through the organisation


Overview

Confirmed Speakers:
  • (Chair) Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive, Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education
  • (Keynote) Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
  • Jenny Taylor, UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM (UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer)
  • Ann Potterton, Head of Apprenticeships, (Relationship Management & Design), BT (UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer)
  • Judy Preece, Apprenticeship Performance & Quality Manager, SSE (UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer)
  • John Park, UK Public Policy Lead, Amazon UK
  • Neeta Barot, Head, Degree Apprenticeships, University of Surrey (Winner of Best University Placement Service)
  • Anna Morrison CBE, Director, Amazing Apprenticeships
  • Sarah Flynn, Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire
  • Michaela Reaney, Managing Director, Gradvert
  • Parul Shukla, Programme and Apprenticeship Manager, Bank of America Meryll Lynch (BAML)
  • Helen Johnson, Head of Apprenticeship Schemes, Science & Technology Facilities Council (part of UK Research and Innovation)
  • Rosalind McKenzie, Apprenticeship Training Manager, Press Association


2 years on from the introduction of the Government Levy, employers are still experiencing the challenges of capitalising on its potential benefits. As there has been differing degrees of success across various industries, the conversation around maximising the benefits of the levy remain controversial.

Westminster Insight’s Apprenticeships Forum will bring together key stakeholders from across government, businesses and education providers together in an open forum to discuss the key challenges facing apprenticeships delivery today. You will hear from leading Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers in the UK - including IBM and BT- who will be sharing strategies on how to deliver high quality apprenticeships.

This forum will give you an invaluable opportunity to network with a range of apprenticeship employers and providers in an open and unbiased forum. As well as a discussion around the levy, you will hear about how to successfully embed Higher and Degree Apprenticeships into your organisation, why upskilling apprenticeships is beneficial to plugging the skills gap within your organisation, and how to establish effective partnerships between education providers and employers.

Agenda
Start

08:45 - 09:15
Registration, Refreshments and Networking

 

09:15 - 09:30
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Sir Gerry Berragan Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

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09:30 - 10:15
Panel Session: Understanding the Mechanics of the Government Levy

 
  • Interpreting the November budget 2018: Exploring the £695 million package, the rise in the transfer cap and the Small businesses' Apprenticeship fee reduction to 5%
  • Exploring the opportunities for investment and maximising the benefits from the levy
  • Ensuring that there is a cross departmental/managerial understanding of the levy i.e. middle managers, HR Managers and Executive Teams


Speakers

Michaela Reaney Managing Director, Gradvert

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John Park UK Public Policy Lead, Amazon UK

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Jenny Taylor UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM

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10:15 - 10:45
Panel Session: Ensuring Successful Partnerships, Collaborations and Sharing Joint Pathways with Providers

 
  • The crucial relationship between an employer and a provider
  • How to manage relationships and form a successful partnership
  • How to persuade doubtful employers to take the plunge

Speakers

Ann Potterton Head of Apprenticeships (Relationship Management & Design) BT

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Rosalind McKenzie Apprenticeship Training Manager, Press Association

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10:45 - 11:15
Success as an Employer Provider: Compliance and Meeting Employer Guidelines

 
  • Ensuring Ofsted compliance and understanding the Ofsted process
  •  Meeting Employer Provider Rules
  • Ensuring learner success by providing high quality apprenticeships that comply with Government targets

    11:05-11:15 Questions and Discussion with delegates

Speakers

Judy Preece Apprenticeship Performance & Quality Manager, SSE

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11:15 - 11:45
Networking Break

 

11:45 - 12:15
Addressing the Funding challenges for Apprenticeships

 

  • Understanding the drop in level 2 apprenticeships and the increased strain on funding
  • The case for ring-fencing a budget to SME’s who are outside of the levy to spend on apprenticeships
  • Exploring alternative models of funding for level 6 and 7 apprenticeships 

12:05-12:15
Questions and Discussion with delegates 

Speakers

Mark Dawe Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

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12:15 - 13:00
(Panel Session) Higher and Degree Apprenticeship Delivery

 
  • Tackling the stigma surrounding studying an apprenticeship to replace University
  • Ensuring that Universities do no lose out and collaborate with training providers
  • Moving towards wider roll-out of Post-graduate qualifications (Apprenticeship level 7) 

Speakers

Sarah Flynn Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire

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Neeta Barot Head, Degree Apprenticeships, University of Surrey

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Anna Morrison Director, Amazing Apprenticeships

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13:00 - 13:30
Upskilling the Apprenticeship Workforce

 
  • tying the learning into the values and behaviours of the business.
  • sharing examples of where apprentices have progressed throughout the organisation

    13:20-13:30  Questions and discussion with delegates

Speakers

Parul Shukla Programme and Apprenticeship Manager, Bank of America Meryll Lynch (BAML)

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Helen Johnson Head of Apprenticeship Schemes - Science & Technology Facilities Council (part of UK Research and Innovation)

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13:30 - 13:35
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Sir Gerry Berragan Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

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End

Speakers

Neeta Barot Head, Degree Apprenticeships, University of Surrey

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Sir Gerry Berragan Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education

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Mark Dawe Chief Executive, Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

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Sarah Flynn Associate Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire

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Helen Johnson Head of Apprenticeship Schemes - Science & Technology Facilities Council (part of UK Research and Innovation)

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Rosalind McKenzie Apprenticeship Training Manager, Press Association

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Anna Morrison Director, Amazing Apprenticeships

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John Park UK Public Policy Lead, Amazon UK

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Ann Potterton Head of Apprenticeships (Relationship Management & Design) BT

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Judy Preece Apprenticeship Performance & Quality Manager, SSE

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Michaela Reaney Managing Director, Gradvert

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Parul Shukla Programme and Apprenticeship Manager, Bank of America Meryll Lynch (BAML)

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Jenny Taylor UK Graduate, Apprenticeship and Student Programme Leader, IBM

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Venue details

Central London


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