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9 February 2023

Employers’ Masterclass: Using Apprenticeships to improve social mobility and build skills for life

Our next masterclass will explore the role of apprenticeships and how they can drive social mobility and develop skills for individuals and the workforce.

Employers and training providers rely on apprenticeship schemes to provide new opportunities, upskill people from inside and outside their organisation and contribute to a more innovative, inclusive workforce. One of the many benefits of apprenticeships is their unmatched potential for boosting social mobility and for helping employers to build more diverse and skilled workforces.

Join us as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 12th of February 2023). The theme for this year is ‘Skills for Life’, reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.

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For this session, the SMC will be joined by Harry Morgan, Skills for Jobs Lead, Microsoft who will be sharing their experience of the Microsoft apprenticeship programme and how it has empowered almost 30,000 apprentices since it was founded in 2010, to build a career in technology and digital. 

We will also be joined by Jessica Leigh Jones, Co-Founder and CEO, iungo Solutions, who authored L&D’s Role in enabling Social Mobility, in collaboration with the Open University, to discuss the role of apprenticeships in upskilling individuals and workforces to help solve key skill gaps. Jessica was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education in June 2018. 

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Event date: 9 February 2023

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Employers play a key role in #socialmobility outcomes for many.

They determine where they set up their business, the types of job roles they create, and how and who they recruit; the income set by employers impacts living standards, pension contributions, as well as spending power in their local economy; they also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of employees.

However, with each part of the UK having an individual identity, history and economy, impacting its local population and their opportunities, the challenges to social mobility, and the solutions, may differ from region to region.

That’s where we think the use of our new #Data Explorer tool can help – join us at this event on 7 June at 12pm for employers to find out how you can utilise our new tool to understand your workforce distribution; provide insight for outreach activity and hiring activity; and to serve and support regional communities.

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