Businesses are being given the opportunity to find out how to make the most of apprenticeships in a free live webinar.
Taking place on 19 July from 9.30am to 10.30am, the webinar will update employers on the recent changes to apprenticeships and explain how businesses can access Government funding for both new recruits and existing staff.
To demonstrate the practical business benefit of apprenticeships, the webinar will also feature local employers as well as apprentices who will discuss their experiences and share learnings. Businesses will also be invited to pose questions to employers, apprentices and training providers in a live Q&A session.
The webinar is aimed at employers who:
· Simply want to know more about apprenticeships
· Wish to attract and develop new talent at all levels and ages, including graduates
· Need to upskill or re-train existing staff
· Have specific skills needs and gaps
· Want to develop future managers and leaders
The webinar will be jointly hosted by the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Skills Hub, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership and Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.
“Employers are missing out on the huge potential that apprenticeships offer,” explains Josh Hoole, Project Manager of the Skills Hub.
“Significant change has taken place in recent years, not least the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. Apprenticeships are a cost-effective route for businesses to develop the skills that it needs right up to degree level among both new and existing staff. The webinar will demystify the confusion that exists and showcase the positive business benefit.”
Mel Colton-Dyer, Chief Operating Officer at Cornwall Chamber of Commerce, adds: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic was to get your business skills gap covered. Whether they are a current employee or a fresh face, welcoming an apprentice with innovative ideas to be part of your team is sure to help your business grow. Dale Nettle is our new apprentice at the Chamber and his ideas have already made a huge difference to the team.”
“Training apprentices can be more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff,” concludes Cathie Kessell, Apprenticeship and Employment Officer for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP. “Apprenticeships are suitable for businesses for every size in all industry sectors.”