The Guardian and Open University invites HR professionals to join degree apprenticeships debate


The Guardian is hosting a Degree Apprenticeship Debate paid for by the Open University, a complimentary event for senior HR and Learning Development professionals taking place at 18.00 on Thursday 5 October, Guardian Headquarters, Kings Place, London.

It aims to address how universities and businesses can provide top-quality degree apprenticeships, helping employers understand the options available to them - and maximise their obligations - around the Apprenticeship Levy.

HR business leaders and early careers specialists will be able to find out how businesses and university course providers are working together to transform the way students earn and learn on a degree apprenticeship.

“If you have an interest in workforce development, then this is a great opportunity to hear about how to successfully implement degree apprenticeships into your organisation. Combining work, on and off-the-job learning and a degree qualification, degree apprenticeships help businesses to recruit new staff and up-skill existing ones”, says Helen Bird, Director, Guardian Jobs.

This panel debate, which is paid for by the Open University, will focus on how degree apprenticeship programmes can deliver a motivated and productive workforce and how to ensure they offer a high quality alternative to traditional university degree courses.

Programme Highlights:

  • 6.00pm-6.30pm: Registration and networking
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm: Panel discussion: How do universities and businesses ensure top-quality degree apprenticeships?
  • 7.30pm-7.45pm: Audience Q&A
  • 7.45pm-8.30pm: Networking

Delegates are invited to register their interest before 3rd October via this link:


Thursday, 21 September 2017

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