Webinar for employers – develop talent through apprenticeships
Last week we held a webinar and workshop for employers – Be bold: Develop talent through apprenticeships, drive social mobility – exploring the positive impact more diverse apprentices can have on an organisation and what you, as an employer, can do to create paths of opportunity.
In this webinar, we consider some of the key benefits for employers – 92% of companies who run an apprenticeship scheme believe it leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, while 80% report higher retention rates.
We also take a closer look at apprentices themselves. Our research shows disadvantaged starters are more likely to be female and older (25yrs+), from a BAME background and are less likely to be levy funded.
While there are gaps across several areas such as quality of training and progression, those apprentices who do manage to overcome the obstacles, enjoy a bigger boost to earnings that their more privileged peers.
To help you on your journey, we have published Be bold_Develop talent through apprenticeships, drive social mobility after pack, which includes a comprehensive check-list based on the conversations that took place during the workshop. It includes a number of case-studies from other employers, to inspire your own programme.
You can also find guidance for employers, exploring the key questions you should be asking yourself as a business and the practical steps you can take.
And in case you missed it, on 24 June we published a major new report – Apprenticeships and social mobility: Fulfilling potential – which reveals that most of the benefits of the current system are going to more privileged colleagues.
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21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper:
Join us on 21 April for the launch event on our upcoming research paper: ‘Navigating the labyrinth’ – a comprehensive study on how socio-economic background shapes career #progression within the Civil Service, with key learnings for employers. Sign up to attend here ➡ https://lnkd.in/dUJ46Yr
Led by our Commissioner, Sam Freidman, the report sparks discussion about the unwritten rules to progression. It’s an example of the UK Civil Service taking the lead on #SocialMobility; acknowledging what more needs to be done and showing others how they can follow suit.
At the #LaunchEvent we’ll discuss the findings of the report and what it means for social mobility.
The event will be chaired by Sandra M Wallace, interim Co-Chair, Social Mobility Commission. Joining her on the #panel is:
• Professor Sam Freidman, Social Mobility Commission
• Nik Miller, Bridge Group
• Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway, University of London
• Dr Dave O’Brien, The University of Edinburgh
• Bernadette Kelly, Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom and Social Mobility Champion in the Civil Service
• Alex Thomas, Institute for Government
See you there!
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