Apprenticeships: Highlights of the App4England Conference

Last week we attended the Apprenticeships4England Conference 2016 at the Emirates Stadium in London. It was the 4th Annual Apprenticeships4England event and this year’s focus was on Engagement.

The event was broken down into six themes, each of which was chaired by its own expert, and offered advice and information for apprentices and those interested in apprenticeships from across the country.

We were attending with awarding body TLM to launch our new level 2, fully-funded IT qualification and talk about how apprenticeships and certification work hand in hand to give you the best CV possible.

There were many informative and interesting speeches and events at the conference but these were some of our highlights…

Youth empowerment was at the heart of this year’s conference as well-deserved winners collected their Apprenticeships 4 England Awards at the end of the first night. It was a fun ceremony that highlighted the importance of recognising achievements and progression in apprenticeships.

Hearing Gemma Peck from the Government’s Department for Business promising that they will publish a document in April that will explain the mechanics of the apprenticeship levy due to raise £3billion for apprenticeship grants.

Watching the panelled debates that took place throughout the event, particularly the Apprenticeship Debate where young adults took to the stage to talk about youth engagement and voice their concerns on the validity and quality of apprenticeships.

Meeting inspiring and ambitious apprentices who are passionate and focused on creating the best opportunities for themselves and progressing towards a career through real-life experience and hard-work.

Read more about why apprenticeships are important to us and find out how our new certification provides what professionals and employers need and can help you build a career in IT.

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