New event to discuss the benefits of apprenticeships

Birmingham City University has brought together a host of esteemed speakers for an online panel event discussing the benefits of apprenticeships, as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Posted 31 January 2022

A young person learning during their apprenticeship.

Better understanding on the benefits of apprenticeships

The free event is taking place on Thursday 10 February from 2 – 3.30pm.

Organised by Birmingham City University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Peter Francis will lead a question panel of experienced apprentice employers, providing better understanding on the essential points on apprenticeships.

The webinar will cover a range of topics, including:

  •         The routes to onboarding new talent;
  •         Equality, diversity and inclusion in the selection process;
  •         Optimisation of levy, lifelong learning and the seamless pathway to higher level skills.

Experienced professionals from leading organisations

The employer panel includes representatives that offer a wealth of experience, covering multiple sectors benefiting from apprenticeships. These include:

  •         Arcadis
  •         BBC
  •         Bakkavor Group
  •         Design Buro Architects
  •         FSE Group
  •         National Express
  •         NHS

This event is being produced by Birmingham City University, with support by the Birmingham Metropolitan College, Solihull College and University Centre, South and City Birmingham College and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology.

The aim of the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology is to support performance of businesses and their supply chain to meet their customer demand and maintain business through the current economic environment.

National Apprenticeship Week

The panel discussion is taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, the fifteenth annual celebration of apprenticeships taking place between the 7th-13th February 2022.

Taking place all across England, the theme for this year’s event is ‘build the future’.

It will reflect on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

Interested in attending our National Apprenticeship Week event? Find out more by visiting our webpage.