Apprentice Today Leaders Tomorrow Theatre

New for 2017: There are significant changes on the horizon within the health sector, including the introduction of new roles and changes to how training will be funded. Many trusts are looking at NHS apprenticeships as a way of meeting the challenges that lie ahead. Apprenticeship and traineeship programmes can be a cost-effective way to create a skilled, flexible and motivated workforce and can help employees keep pace with developments in technology and working practices within healthcare*. To find out more email

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Day 1: 10 October

9.40  Keynote Address
Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency and Productivity Division & David Loughton, Chief Executive, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
10.40  Panel Discussion
Simon Corben, Director and Head of Profession, NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency and Productivity Division. Kevin Oxley, Director of Estates, Procurement and ICT’, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Paul Kingsmore, Director of Services, Manchester Metropolitan University. David Loughton, Chief Executive, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
11.00 – 11.30 Delivering Best Practice in Apprenticeships
Terry Canty, Alan Newman & Claire Oliver, Megan Whitbread & Shane Sullivan, TB+A
12.30 How the NHS North East is Delivering NHS Apprentices
Eileen Bayles, Regional Training & Development Manager, North Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre
13.30 Troup Bywaters + Anders  Apprentice Competition

14.00 – 14.30 How to Create a Culture Ready for Apprenticeships
Alice Grey and Charlotte Davies, IiP
15.00 – 15.30 A Day in the Life of an NHS Apprentice
Apprentices from Northern & Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre
15.30 – 16.00 Apprentices – a Benefit to Your Business
Abby Hindle, Fern Pritchard, Apprentices, Turner & Townsend
16.30 – 17.00 Apprenticeships – Recruitment and Personal Development – a Manufacturers Perspective
Phil Wade, Director, Static Systems

Day 2: 11 October

09.30 Keynote Address
Lord O’Shaughnessy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, Department of Health
10.15 – 10.45 What Does Being An Apprentice Mean to Me – An Apprentice’s View
Megan Whitbread, Shane Sullivan, Troup Bywaters + Anders


11.30 – 12.00 STEGTA
Speaker TBA
14.00 Apprentices’ Workshop (Main Conference, Strategy & Leadership Stream)
Sharon Baines, University Hospitals Leicester. Darryn Kerr, University Hospital Leicester. Giles Holmes, Leicester College.

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