Skills for Life: How apprenticeships can enable career changers

A joint event with the Open University to Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Workplace education programmes, such as apprenticeships, are vital for young people at the start of their careers. However, the idea that training can set up a career for life, often no longer holds true.

Economic circumstances, AI, automation and various other factors mean that more and more people now have multiple careers and may need to change direction in later life. And apprenticeships are a great way to engage all ages of employees at all educational levels.

The Open University’s Business Barometer report found that 54% of organisations don’t have any specific initiatives, skills programmes or workplace adjustments in place for specific talent pools, including older employees and those with childcare needs.

The Open University and The 5% Club, have partnered together to explore how apprenticeships can solve key skills shortages for employers by enabling career changers. You’ll hear from organisations who will provide guidance on how to leverage the power of apprenticeships to engage talent pools from inside and outside the organisation.

By adopting a mindset of lifelong learning, these organisations have been able to grow their own talent to deliver enhanced products and services – to the benefit of the economy and wider society.

Join our webinar and find out more!

Speakers will include:

  • Gill Cronin,  Director of Operations, The 5% Club
  • Kate Dennis, North Yorkshire Police
  • Phil Kenmore, Director of Corporate Development & Partnerships, The Open University
  • Jagdeep Soor, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Multicultural Apprenticeship Alliance

Date: Tuesday 6 February
Timing: 10.00 am – 11.00 am

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