Symposium Training have added a new one-day workshop to their training offering entitled Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment. The course will equip HR and recruitment professionals with the knowledge they need to be able to establish a new apprenticeship programme, scale up an existing programme or re-focus your programme for excellence. The first workshop will be held on May 7 at the Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London, and more dates have already been scheduled due to it’s immediate popularity.
In the last seven years, the number of people starting apprenticeships rose from 239,900 to 510,200, a staggering 113% increase, with Prime Minister David Cameron promising to create another 16,000 should the Conservative party gain a majority in the General Election in May. 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has expanded rapidly, meaning that the traditional view of apprenticeships – manual trades, in the main – has become outdated.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 have had for years but, along with the mire of apprentice funding, the landscape has become ever more complicated for employers.
The workshop will be delivered by Ben Jackson, Symposium trainer and former board director at leading graduate and future talent recruitment outsourcing and technology business, Gradweb.
In addition to the first workshop in May, the Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment course is now also available to book on September 8 and November 4. Organisations can also request that Symposium bring the workshop to them and deliver it in-house.