The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy has made many businesses seriously consider apprenticeships, perhaps for the first time.
- Could a position that has been graduate entry be offered as a Higher Apprenticeship instead?
- What’s it like to bring an apprentice on board?
- How do you even begin?
Existing apprentice employers may have questions about some of the changes, too.
We are pleased to see increasing numbers of apprenticeships in the STEM sectors (science, technology, engineering and maths) being offered in the Cambridge area and we’re actively promoting this pathway to young people, teachers and parents as a route into employment.
But we’re aware that employers have lots of questions about how apprenticeships work so we’re holding this B2B information event to start to answer these and to introduce local training providers.
There will be talks from Karen Kelly ex-Skills Funding Agency and Sarah Michell who will introduce the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers. Dr Anthony Vickers from University of Essex will introduce their new degree apprenticeships in electrical engineering and IT. Existing apprentice employers are very welcome to come and share their experience with employers who may be considering starting an apprenticeship programme.