Lancashire Apprenticeships Conference


Lancashire Apprenticeships Conference

Part of Lancashire Business View’s Insight Series
10am-12pm, Tuesday 9 February 2021 via Zoom

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Lancashire Business View will lead the debate on apprenticeships and skills for businesses across the county at the Lancashire Apprenticeships Conference taking place on Tuesday 9 February 2021 via Zoom.

We’ll bring together figures from key business sectors to discuss the importance of apprenticeships and the impact they have in their business.

The conversation will also bring together Lancashire’s skills providers, who will discuss how apprenticeships can bridge the skills gap in businesses, to explain the wide variety of apprenticeships available and how employers can influence curriculum.

If you want to learn how apprenticeships can benefit your business, this is a must-attend event.

Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, there will be a real buzz at the event as we look to the future of skills in Lancashire.

This event is the follow up of the January/February edition’s Apprenticeship Review. To read this feature, click here.


We’ll be staging interviews and interactive panel discussions, among them:

View from the businesses

Companies representing Lancashire’s key sectors will be featured to discuss apprenticeship and how they affect their businesses. What support do they have to get the right apprentice? What impact does this have on the skills gap and productivity? How are the providers able to support them?

View from the skills providers

The skills providers will discuss how they match programmes to the needs of business. We’ll also consider the breadth of Apprenticeships which operate through to Level 7 (Masters) and are applicable to any age and all levels of seniority. And we’ll hear how the processes are made easier by working with Lancashire-based providers.

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Speakers confirmed so far:

Linda Dean, executive director of B&FC for Business Jane Cole, managing director of Blackpool Transport

Neil Burrows, assistant principal of Burnley College

Oliver Burton, CEO of Forbes Solicitors Gareth Lindsay, managing director of North Lancs Training Group

Mark Edwards, operations director of Seriun

Andrew Wood, CEO of UPS Building and Maintenance Tony Openshaw, project officer of UpSkilling Lancashire

Neil Ainsworth, director of Wave Internet

We’ll conclude the discussions with questions from audience guests.

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This event is in association with +24 Marketing, Blackburn CollegeBlackpool & The Fylde College, Burnley College, Nelson & Colne College, North Lancs Training Group, Pierce CA, Preston's College and UCLan