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Future proof your talent pipeline with apprenticeships

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Written by: Olivia Alexandra Scull | Posted 16 November 2018 17:04

Future proof your talent pipeline with apprenticeships

The Gloucestershire College Business Hub is inviting Gloucestershire businesses to an informative business breakfast hosted at the newly renovated Grade II listed Llanthony Priory, adjacent to the Gloucester Campus. The event is free to attend and will take place on Thursday November 22 from 8am to 10am. There will be a breakfast followed by talks and a Q&A.

The conference is designed to provide practical guidance on using apprenticeships to fund professional training within organisations. Whether or not businesses pay the levy, businesses will have the opportunity to speak to experts in the field and get advice on how to get the most out of apprenticeships and available funding. The GC Business Hub offers professional training in the following:

  • Accounting (AAT)

  • HR (CIPD)

  • IT (BCS)

  • Cyber Security (BCS)

  • Leadership and Management (CMI)

  • Marketing (CIM)

Attendees will also hear from Penny Harrison at Somerford Associates Ltd on the company’s experience of using apprenticeships to future proof their talent pipeline and use the funding available to address skills gaps in their organisation.

Andy Bates, Chief Financial Officer at Gloucestershire College, said: “We are excited to welcome local employers to our first business breakfast at our new professional training venue.

"I would encourage business owners and managers to attend and get more information on how Gloucestershire College can support them with staff development. We have introduced a suite of new professionally accredited qualifications to our offering which are suitable for developing existing staff members as well as new recruits.

"As an award winning apprenticeship provider, much of our training can be delivered as an apprenticeship, meaning businesses can fund staff development using the apprenticeship levy or other available funding”

Pauline Connolly, Head of the GC Business School, said: “We are honoured to be part of such a historic building and proud to be making Llanthony Priory the new home of our Business School. We are looking forward to offering a wide range of professionally accredited courses to the local employers and supporting the community by future proofing company pipelines.”

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