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Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm£399.00
Between 2008-09 and 2012-13, the number of people starting apprenticeships rose from 239,900 to 510,200, a staggering 113% increase. At the same time, the breadth of apprenticeships available to school leavers (and others) has expanded rapidly, meaning that the traditional view of apprenticeships – manual trades, in the main – has become outdated.
Higher apprenticeships, degree apprenticeships and a multitude of new skill areas have given school leavers more choice than they’ve had for years, but – along with the mire of apprentice funding – the landscape has become ever more complicated for employers.
This training course will equip you with the knowledge that you need to be able to establish a new apprenticeship programme, scale up an existing programme or re-focus your programme for excellence.
Four key things you will learn on this course:
|09:30||Registration and Tea/Coffee|
|10:00||Welcome, Introductions, Agenda and Objectives|
|10:30||Planning your Campaign
|11:00||Mid-morning Tea/Coffee Break|
|11:15||Defining your Candidate Attraction Strategy
|12:00||Determining your Assessment and Selection Process
|12:30||Lunch and Discussion|
|15:15||Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break|
|16:15||Offer Management and Onboarding
|16:45||Review of Objectives|
|17:00||Close of Course|
Early Careers & Talent Expert
Ben has worked in the recruitment industry for more than 15 years. He began at Hays as a Recruitment Consultant in 2000, before running Hays’ in-house recruitment team, responsible for sourcing around 700 graduate hires every year. He then joined a European field marketing group as Head of Recruitment, before joining Motorola as Head of Recruitment for Northern Europe.
More recently, Ben became a Client Director at global RPO business Alexander Mann Solutions, managing recruitment operations and client delivery at Prudential, Cable&Wireless and Ericsson. In this role he had sole responsibility for P&Ls totalling around £25m per annum.
In 2008, Ben joined the GradWeb, the UK’s leading graduate / future talent recruitment outsourcing and technology business. As a board director, he steered the company through the recession, achieving c.80% revenue growth and a significant increase in profitability. Within this role, Ben consulted with many of the UK’s largest graduate and apprentice employers, including almost half of the Times Top 100 employers. In 2014, Ben set up as a consultant, helping recruitment teams – both in-house and outsourced – to become better at talent acquisition and management.
Ben has a Bachelor’s degree in Latin and Ancient History, and is a qualified Prince 2 Practitioner. He speaks regularly on the subject of millennials / Generation Z at events run by the likes of the CIPD, the Association of Graduate Recruiters, the Forum for In-house Recruitment Managers (the FIRM) and Symposium Events. He has published numerous articles in HR Grapevine, OnRec and Graduate Recruiter magazines.