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
Welcome from NLA
Grace Simmonds, Head of Learning & Engagement, NLA
Katie Pinder, Head of Emerging Talent, Mace
Dr Izzy Williams, Senior Learning & Development Lead, Ryder Architecture
- 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?
Each table to feedback