ISE Delivering Apprenticeships Conference 2020
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ISE Delivering Apprenticeships Conference 2020

 Export to Your Calendar 04/02/2020
When: 4 February 2020
09:30 - 16:30
Where: Pinsent Masons
30 Crown Place
Earl Street
London, Greater London  EC2A 4ES
United Kingdom
Contact: Vivienne Wootten
020 7033 2460

Online registration is available until: 03/02/2020
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ISE Delivering Apprenticeships Conference 2020



Taking place in National Apprenticeships Week, which has the theme of 'Look Beyond', the ISE Delivering Apprenticeships Conference, will explore the current landscape, look at key considerations for employers running apprenticeship programmes as well as exploring future opportunities.


Conference programme outline

Building on from the highly successful 2019 Apprenticeship Conference, the 2020 date is: 4 February. 
It is kindly being hosted once again by Pinsent Masons in their City of London offices.

A must attend conference for those who are launching or growing their apprentice programme. Hear from those who have a breadth of experience in this space, who are driving innovation, and constantly seeking to raise the bar with apprenticeships. Plus there will be lots of time to network with peers.

The conference will have around six sessions, all theatre style, in the main auditorium:

Session 1 - How apprenticeships can deliver on future skills and drive high levels of strategic value in the business

  • How to deliver real strategic value through apprenticeships
  • Aligning your apprenticeships strategy to the whole business’s people strategy and future skills
  • How to truly embed apprenticeships into the strategy of your organisation

Session 2 - School & College engagement: how can we do it well together

  • Who to liaise with in schools and colleges?
  • When to make contact, what periods to avoid?
  • How to evaluate which schools and colleges to make contact with?
  • How to engage with the students – what works? 
  • What considerations are there when working with those under 18 years old? 
  • How to keep the conversation going after the first interaction?
  • Effective targeting of schools and colleges to drive greater diversity of talent in your hires

Session 3 - What’s the future for the levy, impact of funding gaps, and the levy transfer 
Mark Dawe, Chief Executive, AELP 

The levy is running out due to the success of apprenticeships in all sectors at all levels from entry at level 2 to degree apprenticeships and beyond.  What options are there for a sustainable funding solutions to enable this success to be built upon?

With a new government and new manifesto, along with the performance of the levy and apprenticeship delivery to date, Mark will look at:

  • The future for the levy
  • The impact of funding gaps
  • The levy transfer

Session 4 - Managing expectations and how to set the business up for success for the years ahead

  • Successfully landing and embedding your new apprenticeships into the business
  • Engaging and supporting line managers so they are set up for success
  • Apprenticeship are often a part of the business case to address diversity – we will share ways to prepare the business for your diverse talent
  • What are the differences between graduate and apprentice expectations?
  • Why and when to choose the apprentice route over the graduate route?

Session 5 - Supporting the mental health and well-being of apprentices: what are the key considerations / how is it different to the care that graduates need? 
Mike Thompson, Managing Partner at Gen.HealthyMinds Ltd

  • Challenges facing employers around wellbeing incl. summary of research findings from research commissioned by Mike and OU showing a growing trend in mental health issues
  • What is driving decline in wellbeing and impact its having?
  • How do employers need to respond?  MBDA case study: Programme overview, impact and benefits


Session 6 - New government, new recruitment season: what is the future for apprenticeship
Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer, ISE



Early bird prices

Up to 13 January 2020

Member: £225 + VAT 

Non-member: £325 + VAT


Standard prices

From 14 January 2020

Member: £245 + VAT  

Non-member: £345 + VAT 


Call for content

If you are interested in putting forward a conference submission for any of the sessions marked above where no speaker has been listed, please complete the form found here The deadline for submissions is Monday 16 December 2019.





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