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Don't mention the 'A' word - the truth about apprenticeships

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Carolyn Blunt, Director, Davies Learning Solutions
Karen Taylor, Head of Apprenticeships, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Please note as this event is in conjunction with Davies Learning Solutions, we'll be sharing your registration information (name, company, job title) with them. If you don't want to have your information shared, please let us know by contacting us at events@libf.ac.uk.

Organisations are under increased pressure to retain talent and close skill gaps with tight learning and development budgets. Fortunately, there is a way that organisations can overcome this challenge, but it is often over-looked or deemed as an unconventional way to achieve qualifications and new skill sets. The route of apprenticeships, time and again, are pushed aside.

Level 6 graduate programmes such as a Financial Service Professional apprenticeship, can be funded through levy without touching L&D budgets and have been used successfully to underpin graduate schemes. Although this route is beneficial to both apprentices and organisations, the stigma sometimes attached to the 'A'-word can result in this route being ignored.

During this webinar session, Carolyn Blunt, Director at Davies Learning Solutions, Karen Taylor, Head of Apprenticeships, LIBF and Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, LIBF will discuss what organisations need to know about apprenticeships.

Who will be speaking?
Carolyn Blunt, Director, Davies Learning Solutions
Karen Taylor, Head of Apprenticeships, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Carolyn Blunt, Director, Davies Learning Solutions
Carolyn is a Director at Davies Learning Solutions and is a Fellow of the CIPD. Her career in contact centre operations and people development spans more than two decades and to date she has created and facilitated CX learning and quality improvements for thousands of people across the globe. Carolyn and the 100 strong team at Davies Learning Solutions provide a range of experiences to their clients, from one-off modules to vast culture change programmes; from long-term senior leadership programmes to front line conversation management, as well as supporting organisations to leverage funded development opportunities through the apprenticeship levy.

Karen Taylor, Head of Apprenticeships, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Karen leads the development, implementation, and delivery of our apprenticeship strategy, including at higher and degree-level. Karen had a previous career in banking including Financial Institution Relationship Management, before joining the Institute to specialise on our higher education, online and postgraduate programmes.

Rob Thompson, Head of Banking Services, The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Rob has worked for LIBF for 20 years and is currently the Head of Banking Services within the Professional Education team. Prior to this, he worked for NatWest bank in their retail operations department.
His role is primarily responsible for all of LIBF's banking relationships and promoting the wider uptake of the professional qualifications and training programmes. Rob has studied a number of the LIBF programmes, achieving the Level 5 Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance in 2018. He's currently studying towards the Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance and chartered status.
Rob worked for HSBC on secondment to help them rollout the LIBF's Retail Banking certificate to their branch network in 2013 and has also managed a number of the LIBF's overseas partnerships including the Isle of Man, ifs Malta and the Kuwait Institute of Bankers.

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