JIB Regional Forum

Apprenticeships – Key route into the electrotechnical sector, the opportunities and challenges.

  • The Conference Room, The Goldsmiths’ Centre, 42 Britton Street, London EC1M 5AD
  • Wednesday 25 October
  • 8:30 am

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

Sustainable skills
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.

Members showcase
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

Chairs closing remarks – 12.50pm

Lunch and networking – 1.00pm