Week of events to show Apprenticeships Work

"Many employers are already feeling the benefit of apprenticeships and this is an opportunity to find out how you can use the Apprenticeship Levy or take advantage of the Government's co-funding model to upskill your existing workforce and attract new talent."

Sarah Tudor, Director of Employer Partnerships

Staffordshire University is inviting employers and apprentices along to its Stoke and Stafford campuses during National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the merits of 'earn to learn' degrees.

The week-long series of events follows Staffordshire University's announcement about plans to develop a dedicated £17m Apprenticeships hub on its Stoke-on-Trent campus which will act as a front door for employers and apprentices in the region.

The University is celebrating National Apprenticeships Week (5 – 9 March) with a programme of events including breakfast events for employers at both Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford sites on Tuesday 6 March.

Sarah Tudor, Director of Employer Partnerships, said: "Many employers are already feeling the benefit of apprenticeships and this is an opportunity to find out how you can use the Apprenticeship Levy or take advantage of the Government's co-funding model to upskill your existing workforce and attract new talent. It's also an opportunity to hear from our Apprenticeship Course Leaders and Apprentices about the flexible design and delivery of our higher and degree apprenticeships and our plans to work with employers to drive up the number of skilled apprentices in the region."

The Employer breakfast event at the School of Excellence in Healthcare Education in Blackheath Lane, Stafford is aimed at all employers including those in the healthcare sector.

On Thursday March 8, International Women's Day, the University will also host a panel discussion on Apprenticeships and Widening Participation featuring Director of the National Apprenticeship Service Sue Husband. Sarah added: "This will debate the impact of apprenticeships on widening participation, social mobility and government targets to increase females on STEM subjects and raise aspirations. We'll be hearing from Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes alongside apprenticeship ambassador Jenny Conlon, Training Manager at award winning KMF, in what promises to be a highly topical discussion."

For full details, venues and booking information, visit http://www.staffs.ac.uk/events/

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