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Jake Tween Director of Apprenticeships  Doran Scott Williams (DSW) Conference Headline Sponsor 9.10-10.10

Workshop DSW  Jude Pilcher  Zurich Insurance.‘Trailblazer Chair for Insurance Apprenticeships’.

The retention challenge: how to keep apprentices engaged through to completion


Our sector is under the spotlight once again as DfE data reveals that retention and achievement rates remain stubbornly low. While there are reasons apprentices fail to complete which are beyond our control, there are also many reasons which can be controlled or influenced. Backed up with data, research and employer testimony, this workshop will explore the tangible steps that providers can take to ensure that learners remain fully engaged from induction through to completion of their apprenticeship.

Emily Austin CEO Association of Apprentices  10.10-10.22

The Apprentice View; insight from the apprentice community and new research to support our retention and completion strategies

Lindsay Conroy, Apprenticeship Programme Lead UCAS


Creating parity of esteem between all routes into higher education & raising the profile of apprenticeships to people exploring their options and next steps.

Andy Rayner,  Director of LEAP Apprenticeships and Early Careers, Travis Perkins,  Employer Provider 10.34-10.46

We are an EP that has reached out to help other employers in our sector so we are now operating as a full provider. We have over 1,000 Apprentices on our programmes but a quarter of these are not our employees.

Sam Isaacsson,  Global Director of Consulting at CoachHub 10.46-10.58

Digital Coaching: "Making Apprenticeships Last" 

NOCN WORKSHOP workshop 11 30 - 12.30.

Thomas Burton Apprentice + Group Director NOCN 

From Assessor to Apprentice, "On the other side of the fence"Tom will discuss his experience and impressions as an assessor, who has now transitioned to an apprentice.  He will feedback on how the sector can better support both assessors and apprentices, with a focus on those apprentices who are returning to education.

Lucy Hunte National Programme Manager - Apprenticeships at Health Education England


Barriers into apprenticeship for young people from underserved communities 

Erica Farmer Founder QuantumRise 12.54-13-06

Digital Transformation in Learning – No Going Back Now!

Sak Awan CEO S Knights Recruitment 13.06-13,18

Building Rome - Engagement, retaining and excelling

Jonathan Bourne MD Damar Training 14.20-14.32

Creating better future apprenticeships - experience from the legal sector?

Mike Blakeley Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement and Head of Business Solutions & Enterprise  Exeter College14.32-14.44

“ Apprenticeships - the view from the other side “

Graham Hasting -Evans Chief Executive  NOCN 14.56-15.08

Apprenticeships: Breaking the Retention Barrier

Tom Pearce  Manager - People Advisory, Business Consulting, Grant Thornton, Apprenticeship Ambassador for London &  Lisa Shepherdson Business and Digital Manager Hull Training and Adult Education & Co Chair Business Admin Trailblazer Group15.30-15.42

Level 2 & 3  Business Admin Apprenticeship Standard Update

Jacqui Molkenthin  JEML Consulting EPA Specialist JEWL15.42-16.04

All the Latest EPA updates + findings from research into the delivery of remote assessment

TAD Chapman  Head of EPA Skills/workforce/apprenticeships specialist Active 1Q 16.04-16.16

 “Alright stop. Collaborate. And Listen!” “Forming effective relationships with EPAOs EMPLOYERS TRAINING PROVIDERS AND APPRENTICES

Ajay Purbhoosing London Progression Collaboration16.16-16.28 Please contact      for slides

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