Abta will hold its third Apprenticeships in the Travel Industry one-day conference next month.
Speakers include Royal Caribbean International’s associate vice-president and managing director, Ben Bouldin.
The event, for which TTG Media is media partner and which will take place at Abta’s London offices on November 20, will look at how the travel industry can invest in apprenticeships to future-proof workforces in companies – big or small.
With levy payments now well underway and apprenticeships funding available for all companies including SMEs, now is the perfect time for travel companies to establish, grow or develop their apprenticeship programmes.
Vicki Wolf, education partnerships manager, Abta, said: “The conference is a real opportunity for members, providers and those interested in offering apprenticeships for the first time to get together and hear from the leading experts in the field of apprenticeships.”
Bouldin and other representatives from the Travel Apprenticeship Board, including Wolf, will be on-hand during coffee breaks, lunch and the networking drinks to speak to delegates about any challenges they might be facing with regards apprenticeships.
Delegates will also hear from the Education & Skills Funding Agency, which will be providing an update on apprenticeships, the online Digital Apprenticeship Service, seasonal work apprenticeships and more.
They will also have the opportunity to put their questions to City & Guilds about how the final assessment process works and how to ensure apprentices are ready to take the End Point Assessment.
Wolf continued: “This event is suitable for both levy and non-levy paying organisations and relevant for all those working in travel, tourism and aviation who have responsibility for apprenticeships, including directors, senior managers, HR teams, and training and development managers.
“Apprenticeships are available to new and existing staff. It has been proven that apprentices are significantly more productive as a result of their training and more confident when dealing with customers.”
Places can be booked online here.