Employer Workshop - March

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Business in the Community and Greater Manchester Talent Match would like to invite you to the next of the Employer Workshop series focusing on Future Proof and the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme:

Future Proof Employer Workshop: How employers can get the most of their apprenticeship programmes

Date: Thursday 15 March  
Time: 12:30 – 16.00 (lunch provided)
Venue: St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Apprenticeships have often been a route for a lot of young people to get into work after school. In many respects, they provide the most accessible route for young people from all backgrounds to enter the world of work.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester has also committed to supporting a 16% increase in people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds starting apprenticeships. Apprenticeships provide great opportunities to help provide diversity within the workforce and feed into businesses’ talent pipelines.

However, since the government implemented the apprenticeship levy in April 2017 to help more companies to start providing apprenticeships within their workforce, there has been a 59% fall in the number of apprenticeship starts compared to the previous year. This workshop will look at how businesses can use the levy to provide growth opportunities within their businesses and hear how other employers are getting the most out of the levy funding. 

Delegates will get a chance to:

  • Receive the latest updates on the apprenticeship landscape nationally and in Greater Manchester.
  • Hear case studies from businesses such as the BBC, who have adapted ways to ensure that they are still able to reach out to those young people furthest away from the job market.
  • Collaborate and share challenges and top tips around apprenticeships.
  • Learn more about the opportunities to get involved in Greater Manchester Talent Match and hear their legacy plans for the future. 


15th March, 2018 12:30 PM   through   4:00 PM
St Thomas Centre -- GMCVO
Ardwick Green North
Manchester, M12 6FZ
Phone: 0161 277 1037