BITC Cymru Members' Forum - Engaging with apprenticeships

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ACT Training
East Tyndall Street
Cardiff CF24 5ET

This event is one of BITC Cymru's regular Members' Forum event. These sessions are the main vehicle for sharing best practice with and between member companies and providing opportunities to debate these and other pressing issues. With the topics identified by our members, the Forums embody the business-led approach that is taken by BITC Cymru.

The Forums (a series of typically four delivered across our planning year) cover a broad range of topics from HR to employee engagement; and from measuring community impact to building responsible business strategies. Our Forums are ideal opportunities for Members to discuss openly the challenges and issues they are currently facing.

Our September Forum, kindly hosted by ACT Training, will focus on apprenticeships, the benefits and potential to business and to the people taking part in them. A BBC Cymru Wales report has indicated there could be as many as 37,000 roles in Wales which need filling, but yet 31% of applicants lack the basic skills required to be successful in applying. Combined with issues around the costs of higher education, apprenticeships appear to many people as an alternative option for future employment. But what challenges does this present to business? And what will the impact of the UK Government's Apprenticeship Levy here in Wales?

Join us, and special guest contributors (details tbc), in September to discuss these issues and more.

Please note that this is a member-only event. If you would like to find out more about membership, please contact cymru@bitc.org.uk.