Overview

08 Feb, 20229:00 am-1:10 pm09 Feb, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Forum

The Public Sector Apprenticeships Forum 2022 will provide public sector organisations the tools to ensure successful apprenticeship delivery, and meet the 2.3% apprenticeship target. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to improve diversity and social mobility, and develop skills to meet the demands of the public sector. Meeting the 2.3% target will address the recruitment challenges currently facing the public sector, while improving diversity and ensuring that staff are uipped with the skills they need.

The event will examine apprenticeships across the public sector, including accessing funding, meeting the 2.3% public sector apprenticeship target, developing apprenticeship schemes, and the role of local partnerships. Attendees will hear from leading practitioners and case study examples through interactive discussions and workshops to develop their own practices.

 

The Public Sector Apprenticeships Forum 2022 will provide public sector organisations the tools to ensure successful apprenticeship delivery, and meet the 2.3% apprenticeship target. Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to improve diversity and social mobility, and develop skills to meet the demands of the public sector. Meeting the 2.3% target will address the recruitment challenges currently facing the public sector, while improving diversity and ensuring that staff are uipped with the skills they need.

The event will examine apprenticeships across the public sector, including accessing funding, meeting the 2.3% public sector apprenticeship target, developing apprenticeship schemes, and the role of local partnerships. Attendees will hear from leading practitioners and case study examples through interactive discussions and workshops to develop their own practices.

 

Online Experience

  • Match making networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups
  • Real time resources and presentations

Key Speakers

Agenda

  • 8th February
  • 9th February
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Sandra McNally
Sandra McNally
Director, Centre for Vocational Education Research
London School of Economics
Invited
9:40 am
UVAC Keynote: Delivering Apprenticeships in the Public Sector
  • Sharing best practice for working with higher education institutions to support the effective delivery of key public service apprenticeships
  • Highlighting the role of effective delivery to ensure that the 2.3% public sector apprenticeship target is met
  • Outlining the impact of partnership working on meeting public sector skills demands
Mandy Crawford-Lee
Mandy Crawford-Lee
Chief Executive
University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)
Confirmed
10:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:10 am
ESFA Keynote: Accessing Apprenticeship Funding in the Public Sector
  • Providing an overview of the funding available to public sector organisations to support the delivery of apprenticeship schemes
  • Outlining the requirements for accessing different sources of funding
  • Highlighting the changes to the apprenticeship funding rules for providers, employer-providers, and main providers
John Myers
John Myers
Head of Apprenticeship Funding Policy
Education and Skills Funding Agency
Invited
10:30 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:40 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Case Study: Developing Skills through Apprenticeships to Support Public Sector Service Delivery

TechSkills work with employers and educators to promote pathways into digital careers. They work with public sector partners to promote digital skills in order to bridge the public sector digital skills gap, and enable the future of service delivery.

This session will provide key insights into:

  • How the TechSkills works with partners to create clear pathways to digital careers
  • Best practice for supporting apprentices in developing skills to support the delivery of services
  • The growing demand for digital skills in the public sector, and how to use apprenticeship schemes to meet this need
  • The pathway from apprenticeships into public sector careers
Julia Bateson
Julia Bateson
Head of Apprenticeships
TechSkills
Confirmed
11:20 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:30 am
Cabinet Office Case Study: Meeting the 2.3% Target

The Cabinet Office exceeds the 2.3% target, and has developed cross-organisational buy in to support the delivery of the apprenticeship scheme. This session will provide insights into:

  • Best practice strategies for meeting the 2.3% target
  • The impact of cross-oragnisational and cross-sector working to develop and improve apprenticeship recruitment and delivery
  • How the Cabinet Office uses a bespoke Skills Review process
Kimberley Adderley
Kimberley Adderley
Head of Apprenticeships
The Cabinet Office
Confirmed
12:00 pm
Interactive Q&A Session
12:00 pm
Networking Break
12:20 pm
Workshop: Delivering Quality Apprenticeship Schemes to Meet Public Sector Skills Demands

When delivering an apprenticeship scheme, you must ensure that it will equip apprentices with the knowledge and skills that employers need. This workshop will provide you with the tools to deliver an effective apprenticeship scheme and review existing schemes, to ensure that you are responding to the skill requirements of the public sector.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the Quality Alliance’s Quality Strategy, and how to meet its requirements before, during, and after an apprenticeship
  • Develop your ability to evaluate apprenticeship schemes to ensure that they develop skills that are valued by employers and meet the needs of the public sector
  • Understand how to integrate training, work, and end-point assessment in the apprenticeship to allow apprentices to develop and showcase their skills
  • Know how to implement EPA plans and ensure ongoing skill development
IFATE Representative
IFATE Representative
Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (IFATE)
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
1:10 pm
Day 1 Close
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Day 2 Welcome
Sandra McNally
Sandra McNally
Director, Centre for Vocational Education Research
London School of Economics
Invited
9:40 am
HMRC Case Study: Delivering a Top 10 Apprenticeship

HMRC were ranked 2nd in the Top 100 Apprentice Employers of 2020. This session will discuss:

  • Best practice for recruiting apprentices in the public sector
  • How HMRC provides ongoing training and support to meet public sector skills demands
  • What HMRC provides apprentices with to be ranked 2nd best apprenticeship provider nationally
Karen Barella
Karen Barella
Professional Development & Apprenticeship Lead
HMRC
Invited
10:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:10 am
Case Study: Developing a Coherent Employability Approach to Drive Covid-19 Recovery

Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) is a partnership of five authorities (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-on-Tees), which used Covid-19 response to accelerate changes in its employability programme to ensure an employability approach that focuses on business recovery and growth. This session will cover:

  • How TVCA has enabled business growth and Covid-19 recovery through an expanded apprenticeship scheme
  • Best practice for using apprenticeships to meet the skill demands of growing sectors, including technical skills
  • How to work effectively with external partners to flexibly provide training and skills development in areas of immediate need
  • How TVCA continues to accelerate job creation and match this with the right skills at the right time
Shona Duncan
Shona Duncan
Head of Employment and Skills
Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA)
Confirmed
10:40 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
A Private Sector Perspective: Key Tips for Recruiting Apprentices

Mazars were ranked in the Top 10 Apprenticeship Employers of 2020. An international tax, audit and advisory firm, Mazars is committed to recruiting and supporting talented people from all backgrounds. This session will provide key insights into:

  • How the apprenticeship scheme has impacted diversity adn inclusivity at Mazars
  • Best practice for recruiting and retaining apprentices
  • How Mazars delivers a a clear, structured and comprehensive programme of professional development for apprentices
Emma Rothwell
Emma Rothwell
National Recruitment Manager
Mazars UK
Invited
11:20 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:30 am
Workshop: Meeting the Public Sector Apprenticeship Target

The Public Sector Apprenticeship Target requires public sector bodies with 250 or more staff in England have a target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts. This workshop will discuss the DfE’s guidance on meeting statutory requirements of the target.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know how to use the Apprenticeship Activity Return to explain how you are attempting to meet the target and provide information on progress towards meeting the target
  • Understand best practice for implementing frameworks and practices that will help you meet the target
  • Understand how to proceed where the target has not been met, but apprenticeship recruitment has been actively pursued
Charlotte Burns
Charlotte Burns
Apprenticeships Strategy & Policy Advisor
Department for Education
Invited
12:10 pm
Workshop: Improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion In Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships have the potential to improve social mobility, diversity, and equality. This workshop will support you in reviewing your recruitment practices to improve the diversity in your apprenticeship scheme.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand best practice recruitment strategies to improve equality, diversity, and inclusion, including the types of training that are most accessible to disadvantaged learners
  • Improve your ability to review your own practices, including recruitment and retention, to support disadvantaged young people
  • Understand best practice for supporting apprentices from disadvantaged backgrounds to improve completion rates and progression to further and higher education
Paul Warner
Paul Warner
Director of Strategy & Business Development
Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)
Confirmed
12:50 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
1:00 pm
Forum Close

*programme subject to change

Pricing

  • Public Sector Rate (Local & Central Gov/ NHS/ Higher Education)
    £295 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Large - £1Million+ Annual Income)
    £245 + VAT
  • Voluntary Sector (Small- Under £1Million Annual Income)
    £195 + VAT
  • Private Sector
    £395 + VAT