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Excellence in Apprentice Recruitment

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Excellent in Apprentice Recruitment

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has expanded rapidly, meaning that the traditional view of apprenticeships – manual trades, in the main – has become outdated.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


Understand why innovation is so important and how it can be best supported


Understand how HR can play a major role in making organisations more innovative


Have considered a range of opportunities for making HR itself more innovative and how these could be applied to your own organisation


Have planned how HR can become more innovative itself to support both business and HR innovation agendas within your organisation

Who should attend:

  • Director, VP or manager of HR, talent management, recruiting, learning, organisation development etc
  • HR business partner or HR practitioner, wanting to contribute more broadly to the innovation agenda
  • Business leader, with responsibility for talent management


09:30 Registration and Tea/Coffee
10:00 Welcome, Introductions, Agenda and Objectives
10:30 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
11:15 Defining your Candidate Attraction Strategy

  • School attraction
  • Online media
  • Social media and brand advocacy
  • Publications and awards
12:00 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
13:15 Funding options
14:15 Delivery Mechanisms

  • In-house delivery
  • Outsourcing
  • Blended delivery (in-house, outsourced – and how to work together effectively)
15:15 Afternoon Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 Budget Management

  • Basic principles
  • Controlling application and assessment volumes
  • Making the business case for investment
16:15 Offer Management and Onboarding

  • How to keep your candidates warm and engaged
  • How to ensure minimal “no-shows”
16:45 Review of Objectives
17:00  Close of Course


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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  • Zoe Glendinning
  • Matthew Akin
  • Carole O'Neil


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