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Basildon Business Zone Apprenticeship Networking Twilight

Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon Essex SS14 3DG

Wednesday 27th February 2019
4:30pm - 6:30pm

You may have already heard of the Department of Education's new ‘Fire it up’ campaign to help raise awareness of apprenticeships, and the Governments Apprenticeship Levy that is becoming available to help with funding for smaller businesses but do you know how this could help your business?

Join us at our first Basildon Business Zone of 2019 to hear from the Director of Apprenticeships at South Essex College, Joanne Giles, and founder of S Potter Talent, Sue Potter, who specialises in apprenticeships, talent development and recruitment strategies for businesses.

Joanne Giles will explain the academic side to apprenticeships and the new approved standards of learning. You will also hear about the support Colleges provide to both apprentices and businesses alike.

Sue Potter will be giving an overview of how you can support local young people by employing them as an apprentice, and the benefits they will bring to your business, whilst tapping into the apprenticeship levy.

Leading employers across the UK have already realised the benefits apprenticeships bring to their workplaces with the Government’s new, higher quality apprenticeship programmes. There is a wide range of apprenticeships for over 1,500 job roles available for people of all ages & backgrounds, and even for your current employees. Don’t miss out on the great opportunities for your business

Date:   Wednesday 27th February 2019 4.30pm to 6.30pm (Refreshments Provided)
Venue: Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Waterfront Walk, Basildon, Essex SS14 3DG
Cost to attend: Members £20.00 + VAT and Non-Members £32.00 + VAT

4.30pm – Registration and refreshments 
5.00pm – Speakers and Q&A’s
6.00pm – Networking and refreshments
6.30pm – Event Close

Visit our Industry Standards for more information on the Apprenticeship Levy

For more information on the ‘Fire it up’ campaign visit

Joanne Giles has 20 years’ experience concentrated within the Apprenticeship and Traineeship sectors specialising in both Delivery and Sales.

Joanne has spanned both private and public sector joining them both together in her current role as Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement at South Essex College.

Sue Potter, with over 22 years’ experience of working in the corporate world as a Human Resources professional, Sue specialises in apprenticeships, talent development and recruitment strategies spanning financial, medical, oil & gas and container port sectors.  

She has over 10 years’ experience in leading apprenticeship programmes from creating, launching new schemes, remodelling existing ones, as well as rolling out mentoring programmes to support the apprentice on their journey.  Sue has received accreditation from the appropriate professional body on all the schemes she has worked on.


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