New London Architecture

Workshop: The role of apprenticeships in developing the next generation of talent

Networking

Monday 27 November 2023
18:30 - 20:30

Interested in starting an apprenticeship scheme or have experience to share from your time as an apprentice? Come and join this collaborative workshop! 
An apprenticeship is a great way to get into the sector, learning on the job and developing practical skills. It also offers an alternative way of learning for those not suited or not able to afford university fees. According to Construction News the number of apprentices in the UK starting their careers in construction increased for the first time in six years, according to figures released in February this year. Around 26,100 apprenticeships began in the year to July 2022. This is an increase of more than 6,000 on the previous 12 months. Although this is encouraging for the construction industry – there is still a huge skill shortage and this extends to the rest of the industry. How can we encourage more vocational ways of learning across the built environment? 
 
If you are interested in starting an apprenticeship scheme or have experience and knowledge to share from your time as an apprentice in construction, engineering, architecture, planning or surveying – come and join this collaborative workshop on the role of apprenticeships in developing the next generation of talent.

NLA's NextGen programme is supported by Gardiner & Theobald

Programme

18:15    
Guests arrive
 
18:30    
Welcome from NLA 
Grace Simmonds, Head of Learning & Engagement, NLA 
 
18:35    
Mace Apprenticeships 
Katie Pinder, Head of Emerging Talent, Mace 
 
18:40    
PlanBEE 
Dr Izzy Williams, Senior Learning & Development Lead, Ryder Architecture 
 
18:45    
Workshop session 
Key questions:
  • What’s the role of apprenticeships in developing the next generation of talent?
  • What works well in apprenticeship schemes?  
  • What challenges are there in starting a new apprenticeship? Who is it managed by? 
  • How can we as an industry better support new apprentices? How do young people find out whats available?  
 
19:30    
Feedback
Each table to feedback 
 
20:00    
End

Speaker biographies

Dr Izzy Williams

Senior Learning and Development Lead, Ryder Architecture


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Venue

The London Centre, 
3 Aldermanbury, 
London 
EC2V 7HH

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