Employer Breakfast – The journey from apprentice to managing director

About the event

We are opening our doors and inviting employers within the region to find out how apprentices can benefit their business.

When Thursday 7 March 2019
8.00am – 10.00am
Where The Open Kitchen
Barnsley College
Church Street
S70 2AX

Attendees will hear from Michelle Bailey, Managing Director at Active Response Security Services, who will explain why apprentices are vital to business success. Michelle will share her personal experience from starting her career on the Youth Training (YTS) Scheme and how this led to her starting her own award-winning company in 2007. Michelle will explain how recruiting apprentices helps her business continue to achieve its goals.

Suzan McGladdery, Director of Business Development at Barnsley College, will provide an apprenticeship update. This will be a chance for employers interested in taking on an apprentice, or who already have apprentices, to find out more about the funding reforms and the range of apprenticeship programmes that are available. Suzan will share how the College supports employers to recruit an apprentice or up-skill their existing workforce, understand the apprenticeship levy, register for the Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) and how to maximise their return on investment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the College’s facilities and network with other businesses whilst enjoying breakfast.

Places are limited, so businesses are being encouraged to book early.


The Open Kitchen, Barnsley College, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AX