NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

 

EVENTS

We have created a rich schedule of events during National Apprenticeship Week covering an array of topics for you including the role apprenticeships can play in an organisation's diversity and inclusion strategy, how apprenticeships can be used to upskill and retain existing talent as well as opportunities to find out more about the individual learner's experience. Hear first-hand and learn from industry experts, established apprenticeship employers and individual learners. 

Please click the images below to view more information about the individual events.

 
Leeds Apprenticeship Festival

LEEDS APPRENTICESHIP FESTIVAL

Mon 8 Feb - Fri 12 Feb

Live Q&A sessions with employers throughout the week, with accompanying presentations from organisations with apprenticeship vacancies, information and advice guidance teams and training providers.

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APPRENTICESHIPS: THE BENEFITS OF BLENDED LEARNING

Tues 9 Feb, 13:00-13:45 GMT

Apprenticeships in Lockdown: How a Blended Approach to Learning Helped Apprentices Stay on Track

Digital Degree Apprenticeship Celebration Event

CELEBRATING THE VALUE OF DIGITAL DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS 

Tues 9 Feb, 11:00-13:00 GMT

Open to any employer with an interest in digital degree apprenticeships. Learn from the experiences of panel members including IBM, Sainsbury’s, Quicksilva, Manchester Metropolitan University, QA, and degree apprentices themselves. You will be inspired by the degree apprentices winning the 2021 National Tech Industry Gold Degree Apprenticeship Awards for contribution, innovation, and other special achievements.

Tech UK summit

TechUK FUTURE SUMMIT: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION WEBINAR

Wed 10 Feb, 11:15-12:00 GMT

The Summit will take place across two days and will focus on four key themes – People, Society, Economy and Planet. techUK Future Summit will explore the lessons learnt during the pandemic, how people, government and organisations of all sizes have adapted to the new normal. It will then look ahead at the role of technology in building back better. In this special session you can learn how QA drives diversity and inclusion for employers. 

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GOVERNMENT SERVICES WEBINAR (CLOSED EVENT) 

Wed 10 Feb, 14:00-14:45 GMT

Hosted by Andrew Erwich, Head of Apprenticeships, QA & Peter Maxwell, Director, Government Services.

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PANEL EVENT:
HOW CAN SMES BUILD A TECHNICAL TALENT PIPELINE USING APPRENTICESHIPS 

Thurs 11 Feb, 13:00-13:45 GMT

Join Andy Erwich, Head of Apprenticeship Solutions at QA, alongside two SME employers, and their apprentices, to learn how SMEs are building their technical talent pipeline using apprenticeships.
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PANEL DEBATE: PROGRESS AND BARRIERS TO DIVERSITY IN CYBER SECURITY AND THE NEED TO DISRUPT FOR GOOD

Thurs 11 Feb, 12:00-13:00 GMT

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021, don't miss this virtual panel discussion about progress and barriers to diversity in the cybersecurity and wider tech sector. We will be joined by four inspirational women from BAE who will share their experiences and opinions including views on where disruption for good is still required

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PANEL DEBATE:
USING APPRENTICESHIPS TO CREATE A VALUABLE AND SUSTAINABLE TALENT 

Fri 12 Feb, 13:00-13:45 GMT

Join Andy Erwich, Head of Apprenticeship Solutions at QA alongside E.ON and THG to learn about their experiences of embedding apprenticeships as part of their organisations’ talent strategy and how this has helped them unlock the potential within their organisation.

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GOVERNMENT SERVICES WEBINAR (CLOSED EVENT) 

Fri 12 Feb, 10:00-10:45 GMT

Hosted by Andrew Erwich, Head of Apprenticeships, QA & Peter Maxwell, Director, Government Services.

Apprentice Careers Fair hosted by Barclays

APPRENTICE CAREERS FAIR

Thurs 11 Feb, 18:30-20:30 GMT

Hosted by Barclays for apprentices, job-seekers, parents, and those who are interested in apprenticeships overall, this session gives an insight to learn more about Apprenticeships in Barclays. Attendees include AstraZeneca, Cheshire Constabulary Head-Quarters, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Services & UK Fast. QA is delighted to be attending the event as a carefully selected apprenticeship training provider. 

The Future of Tech Talent - How Apprenticeships May Hold the Key

THE FUTURE OF TECH TALENT - HOW APPRENTICESHIPS MAY HOLD THE KEY

Tues 9 Feb, 13:00-14:00 GMT

Join presenter, Chris Maguire, as he chats with Simon Swan from Hiring Hub, Katherine Bennett from Load Balancer, Andrew Erwich from QA and Joe Pemberton and Maninder Randhawa from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), on the role apprenticeships play in a post-pandemic future in the tech sector.

CASE STUDIES & ARTICLES

 

CapGemini  Case Study Ben Rubery

CAPGEMINI

Learn how Capgemini's Ben Rubery developed his technical skills by embarking on an Apprenticeship.

Ergo Case Study Georgina Jackman

ERGO CREATIVE 

Read about how Gina Jackman has played a key role in the continued growth of Ergo.

BBC QA Apprentice Case Study

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QA Apprentice gains valuable role-based learning at the BBC during Covid-19.

Blog Unlocking ambition and the desire to learn

UNLOCKING AMBITION AND THE DESIRE TO LEARN

QA Blog, written by Andrew Erwich, Head of Apprenticeships, QA.

Blog Five things we've learned so far about blended learning 

BLOG: FIVE THINGS WE'VE LEARNED SO FAR ABOUT BLENDED LEARNING 

PRESS RELEASE QA rated top of the class for 2020 apprenticeship pass rates.

PRESS RELEASE: QA RATED TOP OF THE CLASS FOR 2020 APPRENTICESHIP PASS RATES

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PRESS RELEASE: QA APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME WINS GOLD AT LEARNING TECH AWARDS 2020 

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PRESS RELEASE: QA TRIPLES DISTINCTIONS IN DIGITAL MARKETING APPRENTICESHIPS

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Find out how we can help you upskill or reskill your existing employees with apprenticeships or how we can work with you to bring new digital talent in to your teams. 

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