Demystifying Apprenticeships

Date & Time: 
Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 12:00

Free online webinar


Everyone's talking about apprenticeships. In National Apprenticeship Week in March, companies like Starbucks and ITV, amongst many others, pledged to create a further 20,000 apprenticeship opportunities.

Small and medium-sized businesses are the engines of economic growth in the UK but smaller firms are easily put off by the perceived (and sometimes real) bureaucracy involved in developing apprenticeship schemes.

Lotus HR, one of WEConnect International certified women owned businesses, have loads of experience assisting businesses get started on their journey to work with apprentices.

In this webinar their Director, Dr Yvonne Foster, will share their expertise with other women business owners.

The webinar will:

  • Outline the huge benefits firms can derive by employing an apprentice
  • Clarify how it all works; recruiting, funding etc.
  • Provide advice on providing quality work experience for the apprentice
  • Provide advice on how to get the best from the relationship with your apprentice
  • Signpost to help and expertise

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About our presenter: Dr Yvonne Foster, Director of Lotus Human Resource

Yvonne started Lotus HR in 2010 following the completion of a doctorate in the area of human resource management. With a passion to provide HR expertise to smaller businesses, the team at Lotus dedicate 100% of energy to supporting business navigate the employee relations minefield.

Lotus HR specialises in helping organisations through the difficulties of dealing with people at every stage of employment. This includes developing recruitment strategies that bring good people into the business, personnel processes that help people to grow and succeed and the systems that ensure organisations are compliant and competent when issues arise.

The company acts as an outsourced HR service, a provider of training for internal HR staff or as a consultant on a wide range of HR issues. Yvonne gets enormous satisfaction from seeing her clients develop teams of motivated people who help the company to grow.

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