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Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment

Thursday, 7 May 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Excellent in Apprentice Recruitment

Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment

May 7 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, London


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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has expanded rapidly, meaning that the traditional view of apprenticeships – manual trades, in the main – has become outdated.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.

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Book this event up to twelve weeks before hand and save £50.

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The seven vital tools you will learn on this course:


By the end of this course you will know how to:

  1. Plan your campaign effectively
  2. Define your candidate attraction strategy
  3. Determine your assessment and selection process
  4. Understand funding options
  5. Choose your delivery mechanisms (in-house, outsourced, technology, line management support, sponsorship)
  6. Manage your budget (controlling volumes, planning contingency, creating a business case for investment)
  7. Apply best practice in offer management and onboarding


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You should attend this course if you are:


  • New or returning to apprentice recruitment
  • Looking to make changes to an existing programme
  • Thinking about setting up a new programme



09:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee  
10:00 Welcome, Introductions, Agenda and Objectives

Planning your Campaign

  • What might you consider when planning your campaign?
  • Project management for recruitment campaigns
  • Campaign modelling
11:00 Mid-morning Tea/Coffee Break  

Defining your Candidate Attraction Strategy

  • School attraction 
  • Online media
  • Social media and brand advocacy
  • Publications and awards

Determining your Assessment and Selection Process

  •  Setting minimum criteria for entry
  • Application process – form, CV etc.
  • Screening
  • Testing / online screening
  • Interviewing – video, telephone and face-to-face
  • Assessment centres
12:30 Lunch and Discussion  

Funding options


Delivery Mechanisms

  • In-house delivery
  • Outsourcing
  • Blended delivery (in-house, outsourced – and how to work together effectively)
15:15 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break  

Budget Management

  • Basic principles
  • Controlling application and assessment volumes
  • Making the business case for investment

Offer Management and Onboarding

  • How to keep your candidates warm and engaged
  • How to ensure minimal “no-shows”

Review of Objectives

17:00  Close of Course


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Ben Jackson

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.




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    Additional Information

    Training FAQ

    What food and refreshments are provided?

    Generally coffee and light refreshments are available on arrival and at tea and coffee breaks throughout the day.  The times of these are made clear in the event programme.

    Lunch is served on full day events.  We arrange a buffet with a selection of options to accommodate different dietary requirements, but if you have specific needs please feel free add this on the ‘additional information’ section of the online booking for or to email us.  Contact us here.

    I have a discount code – how do I claim it?

    If you have been sent a discount or special offer ‘coupon code’ this can be entered in the shopping cart while booking and your discount will be applied to your purchase.

    I have a ‘ticket’ email but it does not say the right delegate names?

    Don’t worry.  You don’t need the ‘ticket’, it’s just produced by the booking software to confirm the order.  

    If you added delegate details on the booking form when you completed your order or told us by phone or email the names of the attendees, these people will be registered and do not need to bring the ‘ticket’.


    How do I pay? Can I have an invoice? Can I pay with a credit card?

    Payment can be made by credit card when you book, or you can specify cheque, bank transfer or invoice etc. once you complete the registration form.

    An invoice or receipt is automatically sent once booking is completed online.

    For cheque and BACS payments, our account details can be downloaded here.

    Credit card details can be taken by telephone, please call our account department on +44 (0)20 7231 5100. We do not store any credit card details used for payment.

    Online credit card payments are transacted via Paypal – you do not need a Paypal account to use this facility.

    How do I book an event?

    You can book online
    Simply scroll down the page to the “Tickets” section. Select the number of places you wish to book and then click “Add to Cart”. You will then be taken to the shopping cart where you can confirm your purchase details, enter any discount or special offer coupon codes you may have, and arrange payment.

    You can book by telephone
    Simply call us on 020 7231 5100.

    Event Date Changes

    Changes are sometimes needed due to circumstances beyond our control such as trainers being ill, poor weather and so on.  In the very rare circumstances that we need to change the date for an event we will automatically offer you a place on the next available event date.  If this is not suitable for you we will refund your booking fee.

    We cannot accept liability for travel and accommodation costs and strongly advise you not to book cheap ‘non-refundable / no change’ tickets and to check your insurance covers travel and accommodation in these circumstances.

    Can you recommend a hotel near the venue?

    Yes! Some of our events are actually held at hotels, but not all of them, so we have put together a page to help you find a suitable hotel near all of our main venues.

    Can we run this event in-house?

    Yes we can run the event in house for you.

    There is some information on our in house option here and we suggest you contact us to discuss the options.


    Can I cancel my booking or transfer to another event?

    Please see our full terms and conditions here .

    • Cancellations can be made up to one month before the event. Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and will be subject to a cancellation charge of £100 + VAT.
    • Cancellations at less than one month from the event date are be subject to full payment.
    • Substitutions may be made at any date and are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.
    • Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute a cancellation.
    • If you want to change to another course date, or different event, we will do our best to accommodate your request, but we reserve the right to refuse changes. Any changes are subject to a £100 + VAT administration fee.

    Find out more about in-house training

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    Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Knightsbridge, London
    21 Lowndes Street
    London, SW1X 9ES United Kingdom
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