Published on Wednesday, February 21, 2018

National Apprenticeships Week 2018: Employer Events

This year’s National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) runs from 5th to 9th March. Now in its 11th year, the theme of 2018’s week-long celebration highlights how Apprenticeships Work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.

Employers in Liverpool City Region who want to find out more about Apprenticeships are well placed to conduct their research during Apprenticeship Week – there is a rich choice of events and activities planned, providing ample information to businesses wanting to develop staff through Apprenticeships. Here is a run-down of what’s on offer:

Employer Breakfast Briefings

The LCR Apprenticeships Hub is holding four employer breakfast briefings across the region:

Monday 5th March 09:30 – 11:00 Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce      
Please email to book events@sthelenschamber.com

Tuesday 6th March 07.30 – 09.30 Halton Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Inn Runcorn 
Please email to book   apprenticeshiphub@halton.gov.uk

Tuesday 6th March 09:30 – 11:00 St Helens Chamber of Commerce       
Please email to book events@sthelenschamber.com                   

Wednesday 7th March 07.45 – 09:30 Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Suites Hotel, Knowsley 
Please email to book

Thursday 8th March 08.00 – 09.30 Wirral Chamber, Wirral Book here

The sessions will be packed with essential information about Apprenticeships including a breakdown of features and benefits, funding information with an overview of the Apprenticeship Levy, and opportunities to hear perspectives from apprentices and apprentice employers.

Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust

The world famous Alder Hey hospital will be educating its 3300 strong workforce about Apprenticeships all week, with an exhibition style information event in their main atrium. Visiting children and their parents are also welcome to visit the various stands between 9.30am and 3pm Monday to Thursday. The Apprenticeship Hub team will on hand to provide advice on Thursday.

Aintree Hospital

From April 2018, large employers can transfer up to 10% of their Apprenticeship Levy to other employers. Aintree Hospital are running an event on 7th March at Goodison Park Stadium for third sector organisations, charities, social partnerships and small care providers to discuss the opportunities this initiative presents.

Wirral Hospital 5th – 9th March

Wirral NHS Trust is running a series of events throughout Apprenticeship Week including:

  • careers fair with Wirral Community Trust and Scouts/Guides, focussing on clinical and non-clinical opportunities in the health sector
  • Apprenticeships information, advice and guidance event on Monday targeting internal staff
  • Train the Trainer event on Tuesday hosted by Wirral University Teaching Hospital and delivered by Cheshire Career Hub, providing Wirral teachers and careers officers with the latest information on Apprenticeships so they are fully equipped to advise individuals
  • The Trust’s Apprenticeship Team will host 3 one-hour drop-in sessions on Wednesday highlighting exciting new Apprenticeship opportunities for staff in conjunction with Edge Hill & Chester University, Training Strategies Ltd and Wirral Metropolitan College
  • Apprenticeship Mastermind will see Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Wirral Communitiy Partnership Trust and Countess of Chester Hospital compete in a Health/Apprenticeships quiz on Thursday

LJMU Leadership & Management Apprenticeship Event 7th March 5:30pm
A chance for employers to find out how Degree Apprenticeships can help in the recruitment and development of highly skilled staff.

Webinar: Apprenticeships A Pathway to Success 9th March
A free webinar for employers to find out how Apprenticeships can work for businesses. Delivered by Progress To Excellence

How Apprenticeships Work Employer Event 9th March
A networking event for employers to find out how Apprenticeships can help business grow. Hosted by 3aaa at 8am at Graeme House, Derby Square L2 7ZH

Greater Merseyside Learning Providers Federation (GMLPF)
GMLPF are holding a series of events to support Apprenticeship providers during Apprenticeships Week. This includes the launch of the Apprenticeships & Mental Health working group, where training providers will explore Apprenticeships as a potential context for tackling mental health in young people. The Maths & English in Apprenticeships Forum also launches this week, looking at helping providers increase attainment levels. Gareth Jones of The Royal Mail will be delivering a webinar sharing the perspective of an Apprenticeship Levy paying employer.

Apprenticeships: A Solution to Tackling the UK’s LGV driver shortage
St Helens-based TRS Training Ltd in partnership with The Road Haulage Association launch their Apprenticeships Information Tour during Apprenticeship Week, speaking to employers across the country about using Apprenticeships as a vehicle for addressing the UK shortage in LGV Drivers #10kTalks

Mode Training 
Apprenticeships provider Mode are launching Made@Mode initiative detailing businesses and students who have achieved success through Apprenticeships at Mode #WorksForMe

For further events and activities in Liverpool City Region, visit https://nawevents.co.uk/

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