Exist Insight ISSUE01

Tap into Top Talent and create a local world class workforce

Written: 01 March 2016

The Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board are holding a free Business Breakfast focusing on Apprenticeships.

The event will be taking place at Pynes Hill, Exeter on 11 March 2016 from 7:45am to 9:30am.

The Government has planned significant changes to Apprenticeships from 2017 including the introduction of an Employer Levy and a mandatory level of apprenticeships within the Public Sector. There will be an incentive of up to £15K for all employers, regardless of their size, who employ apprentices.   If your organisation wants to grow its own talent through apprenticeships before 2017 there are grants of £1500 per apprentice (aged 16-24 years) available to SMEs right now.

This free business breakfast will focus especially (but not exclusively) on Higher, Graduate and/or Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths apprenticeships including the new BSc in Digital Solutions Apprenticeship offered in the workplace through the University of Exeter. Employers with experience of employing apprentices will be on hand to answer your questions as will representatives from the Apprenticeship Ambassador network and the National Apprenticeship Service.

In addition, the Olympic-style torch, engineered by apprenticeships, which symbolises “the passing of knowledge from one generation to another” will be making an appearance!

“A local world-class workforce where every individual matters” is the aim of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board (EHOD ESB). Attend the breakfast to help make that happen. 

Further information and tickets can be found by following the link -