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  • Free business event for manufacturers to learn about new Apprenticeship standards and T Levels

    Attracting new staff into manufacturing is a challenge familiar to most in the industry.

    One of the ways that modern manufacturers are addressing the skills shortage is by taking on apprentices or by encouraging schools and influencers that manufacturing is a modern, vibrant and exciting career choice.

    This year, two things are changing which have an impact on this – the apprenticeship standards have changed and the government has introduced new T-Levels – a vocational alternative to A-levels.

    Bradford and Airedale Manufacturing Alliance, along with Bradford College are offering manufacturers a chance to find out about these changes at a free event aimed specifically at their industry.

    The breakfast event will take place on Wednesday March 13 from 8am to 10am at City Training Services’ offices in Chapel Street in Bradford’s Little Germany.

    Asa Gordon, who leads on apprenticeships within Bradford College, will outline the new apprenticeship standards and the implications for employers. Levy or non-levy paying, as well as explaining the huge opportunities apprenticeships provide to employers.

    The second speaker will be David Akeroyd, who is assistant principal for vocational and technical education at Bradford College. He will provide delegates an overview of the new T Level qualifications which will be an alternative to A-levels, BTECs or apprenticeships. T levels are a fundamental shift in approach to technical and vocational education and include a large component of work placement. Employers will leave the event understanding the opportunities and challenges that these will bring.

    The event is free to attend but places are limited. To book a place, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-apprenticeship-standards-and-t-levels-tickets-57584494774 or call 01274 728316 or email info@citytraining.org.uk