The Future of Apprenticeships #apprenticeships12
27 Nov 2012

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The Richard Review of Apprenticeships, released yesterday has conducted a thorough investigation of what works and what doesn't in the present system. With a record number of young people having started apprenticeships in 2011, it is vital that they are given the right skills at the right time to meet the needs of industry.

A number of changes have already been made: for example, increasing the minimum length of apprenticeships, the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships, and the new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans, but there is still more to do. This half-day broadcast event will examine the initial results of the Richard Review, with presentations by experts from the education sector and employers on the future of apprenticeships in the UK.

Katie Wright, Apprenticeship Consultant and past candidate, BBC The Apprentice
Welcome and introduction from conference chair

Trevor Clay, Principal and Chief Executive, Chesterfield College
Successful employer engagement

Trevor Clay Questions
Steven Proudfoot, Chief Operating Officer, Asset Skills
An employer's role in developing apprenticeships

Steven Proudfoot Questions
Mike Gibson, Apprenticeship Programme Coodinator, Bolsover District Council
Creating sustainable apprenticeship programmes

Katie Wright, Apprenticeship Consultant and past candidate, BBC The Apprentice
Successful mentoring programmes

Progression from apprenticeships to HE
Dr Jamie Mackay, Partnership Development Manager, Southampton Solent University (representing HELOA)
Luke Oates, Skilled Engineering Technician, DP World, Southampton Including questions.

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