Businesses across the region are invited to attend a free breakfast networking event to hear from the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The informal event takes place on Tuesday 3 July, 8.00am to 10.00am at Barnsley College, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

Attendees will hear from John Cope, Head of Education and Skills at the CBI, who will talk about the work the CBI has completed on the ‘Perfect Harmony Report’ and the value this provides for businesses, students and training providers. John will also explain why there was a need for the apprenticeship reforms from the CBI’s perspective.

Suzan McGladdery, Director of Business Development at Barnsley College, will provide an apprenticeship update. This will include information about funding reforms, new apprenticeship standards and how employers can benefit from recruiting an apprentice or up-skilling their existing workforce through an apprenticeship.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to have a tour of the College’s facilities and network with other businesses.

Suzan said: “Events like these are really important so all businesses, whether new to the area or established, can find out what support the College can offer in recruiting or training an apprentice or developing their existing workforce. We look forward to welcoming lots of local businesses to enjoy breakfast and hear from the CBI about how we can work together to improve skills delivery within the UK.”

Places are limited, so businesses are being encouraged to book via Eventbrite. Alternatively, employers can reserve a place by contacting the Marketing Team by calling 01226 216 833 or emailing marketing@barnsley.ac.uk

Last updated: 20th June 2018