Making Apprenticeships Work For Your Business

On Thursday 9 March we welcomed more than sixty delegates to Nottingham Conference Centre for our employer event, Making Apprenticeships Work For Your Business.

Lecturer talking to apprenticeship students

On Thursday 9 March 2017 we welcomed more than sixty delegates to Nottingham Conference Centre for our employer event, Making Apprenticeships Work For Your Business.

In support of National Apprenticeships Week 2017, our free event introduced large and small local employers to the changes and opportunities available and how they can take on an apprentice. Employers learnt key details about apprenticeship reform, and how they could make it work for their business.

Our event featured speakers included NTU Deputy Vice Chancellor Eunice Simmons and Head of Apprenticeships and UK College Partnerships, Fliss Miller, who welcomed delegates and spoke briefly about what we can offer to employers at Nottingham Trent University. If you would like to find out more, please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/apprenticeships or email appernticeships@ntu.ac.uk

We were also joined by Dr Gareth Thomas from Skills and Support Employment Ltd, who spoke in detail about apprenticeship reform for levy and non-levy paying businesses. Afterwards, we welcomed questions to our speakers and to industry representatives from Essential Print Services and Boots, as well as a current Boots apprentice.

We also took the opportunity to introduce businesses to our range of higher and degree apprenticeships, which are currently offered in the following areas:

- Chartered Management
- Food Science and Technology
- Chartered Surveying, and
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering (due to launch later this year).


After the morning introductions, many employers chose to stay on for the following sector-specific breakout sessions, led by academics from Nottingham Trent University. In these informal workshops, employers and academics could come together and discuss how apprenticeships at NTU may move forwards and best meet the needs of local businesses. Workshops were offered in the areas of Law, Engineering, Creative Industries, Architecture and the Built Environment, Social Work and Business.

NTU has a dedicated apprenticeships team, who are in place to help you navigate apprenticeship reform and find the best route for your business. To get in touch, please email apprenticeships@ntu.ac.uk

You can also stay up to date with NTU’s employer engagement events, activities and news by signing up to our mailing list. Simple email business.comms@ntu.ac.uk to register your interest.

Making Apprenticeships Work For Your Business

Published on 15 March 2017
  • Category: Business

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