Join us at Apprenticeship Week Networking Event

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week Catch22, in partnership with HTP Training and The Southern Co-operative, is hosting an event to help employers better understand apprenticeships and the huge benefits that they offer.

The event is being held in National Apprenticeship Week, a time to celebrate and raise the profile of apprenticeships.

Ian Smith, Employer Services Manager at the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) will open the event by explaining the Government support available to businesses who take on apprentices. This will be followed by presentations from employers who already employ apprentices including the Southern Co-operative. Existing apprentices will then discuss their experiences and what apprenticeships have meant to them. Finally Catch22 and HTP will present on the role training providers play in training and supporting apprentices.

Join us to find out how an apprentice could benefit your business, hearing first hand from employers, apprentices and training providers.

Cafeteria, Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hants PO6 3EN

Wednesday 8 February 2012

5.30pm     Arrival and networking
6.00pm     Welcome and outline of programme – Alan Brennan Catch22
6.05pm     NAS and government support for apprenticeships – Ian Smith NAS
6.15pm     The employers and apprentices perspective – Southern Co-operative and HTP
6.30pm     The role of the Training Provider – Catch22 and HTP
6.40pm     Questions and networking
7.00pm     Close

About Catch22
Catch22 is a local charity with national reach. We have a skilled and experienced team who provide apprenticeships to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes from a range of industries.

We work with businesses to understand their skills gaps and with our expert knowledge of young people help them recruit the apprentice that is right for them and provide ongoing support to both the apprentice and the business.

About The Southern Co-operative
The Southern Co-operative is a regional Co-operative Society based in southern England. Operating in over 155 community stores covering the following counties: Berkshire, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire.

They conduct business in an ethical and socially responsible manner. As well as selling ethical products, they are keen on making a difference in the communities they operate in.

About HTP Training
HTP Training delivers training in hospitality, management, retail, sales, customer service and business administration, offering people of all ages the opportunity to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and to succeed in their chosen career. They are Graded 1 by Ofsted and won Hospitality Training Provider of the Year 2011.

HTP Training specialises in working with businesses to develop their staff, working closely with them to achieve the business goals and objectives and access Government funding.

To confirm your attendance or to find out more email or call 02392 222771