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SPARK - The Apprenticeship Marketplace (Engineering/Construction) Employers

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University of Central Lancashire

Creative & Innovation Zone

Media Factory - 4th Floor

Preston

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Welcome to SPARK – The Apprenticeship Marketplace – a matchmaking event run by the University of Central Lancashire

About this Event

SPARK – The Apprenticeship Marketplace, is an exciting collaboration that enables talented future apprentices and Engineering/Construction industry employers to meet face to face and pitch for a Degree Apprenticeship (DA) job opportunity or DA work trial which may lead to a full time Degree Apprenticeship.

This recruitment matching event showcases a spectrum of opportunities, which provides applicants the potential to network, learn about the Degree Apprenticeships on offer and the employers they are attached to. The day will also allow for the applicants to speed pitch themselves in a stress free environment, with a selection of employers and an opportunity to attend a Q&A session on the Engineering/Construction Industry.

The key outcomes for all prospective apprentices on the day will be either:

  • Secure a final interview with the employer for a Degree Apprenticeship
  • Gain a work placement leading to a potential Degree Apprenticeship
  • Be added to UCLan’s Apprenticeship Talent Bank for future Degree Apprenticeship Jobs

The key benefits to employers:

  • Training and continuing professional development
  • Train up new staff as part of your workforce development strategy
  • Address knowledge, skills and behaviour gaps in your company
  • Bring in new methodologies and technologies: organisational change
  • Access new markets and new business
  • Reduce costs for staff recruitment
  • And have first choice of some of the best school/college leaving talent

Agenda for the day:

  • 09:30 - Registration, DA applicant’s book pitching slots and networking,
  • 10:00 - Welcome address by Deputy Vice Chancellor,
  • 10:10 - Understanding DA's - Head of Degree Apprenticeships
  • 10:20 - Lead DA for Engineering & Construction - Sarah Fuller
  • 10:30 - Q&A with Industry guests,
  • 11:15 - Comfort break (Applicants book remaining pitching slots),
  • 11:30 - Speed Interviewing begins,
  • 13:30 - Networking,
  • 14:00 - Placement awards presented,
  • 14:30 - End.

FAQs & How it works

Potted career history and photo

Once registered we will need a short biography and photo. This is for the SPARK event programme. The photo should be a mid-shot of yourself (head and shoulders) and the biography 100 words max, written in third person. Deadline date: February 7th 2020.

DA Vacancy

We ask that you come with the offer of at least one Degree Apprenticeship vacancy or the potential of an assumed unpaid placement. The placement should last for no longer than four weeks, however a week is the ideal length, with the hope that the placement leads to a DA vacancy.

Which future apprentices will be pitching for placements at this SPARK event?

Final year A level students studying a relevant course associated to this event. A levels in maths, STEM, any science and all predicted above C grade. College students either graduated or in final year who have studied HNC, HND or BTEC in Engineering.

Free parking

You can request a parking space when registering. If this applies, use the University’s Victoria car park (sat nav: Victoria Street, PR1 7AY). The Media Factory is a two minute walk from the car park.

Public transport

The Media Factory is a 15 minute walk from Preston Train Station. For more information, please see this link.

Free event

There is no cost to attend this event and refreshments & lunch will be provided throughout the day.

Late arrival or early departure

This is a full-day event and we would appreciate your presence from 8:30am until 2.30pm. If this isn’t possible, please let us know in the specific requirements section when registering.

Food & Drink

We will be providing an array of food and drink on the day catering for all dietary requirements (nut allergies, vegan, vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, gluten free etc.) if however you have any specific dietary requirements please get in touch via the details below.

Event hashtag

#UCLanSPARK

The event will be hosted by the UCLan Degree Apprenticeship team enabling the positive engagement between future apprentices and industry employers, for more information contact us via:

Martin Blunt, mblunt@uclan.ac.uk 01772 896385 or 07468 710142

For more information:

Visit: www.uclan.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Email: uclanapprenticeships@uclan.ac.uk

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University of Central Lancashire

Creative & Innovation Zone

Media Factory - 4th Floor

Preston

PR1 1JN

United Kingdom

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