Arrival and coffee – 8.30am
Chairs opening remarks – 9.30am
Regional skills needs
Ruth Devine, Chair of The Employment and Skills Partnership (TESP), will provide insights and data from the Pye & Tait LMI report published earlier this year setting the scene.
Apprenticeships – A training providers perspective
Chris Claydon, CEO, JTL Training will present some insights into the complex funding landscape, challenging targets and requirements around retention, completion and success to deliver government funded training. He will also cover most effective way employers and training providers can work together.
Break – Networking and refreshments – 11.00am
Chris Oldham, Senior programme and Policy Manager City of London – Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Task Force, will speak about the project and the challenges of bringing in apprentices, up-skilling and re-skilling to meet the needs of an ageing workforce and skills shortages.
Sam Walker plus an Apprentice, Darke & Taylor, will host a presentation on the experience of an employer recruiting, training, retaining and employing an apprentice. Sam will ‘interview’ two Darke & Taylor apprentices about their real-life experiences as an apprentice.
All Speakers participate in a panel session led by the Chair