Connecting Professionals from the World of Apprenticeships – Winter 2024

Investors in People are excited to be hosting our next apprenticeship leader reception in Manchester on 6th February 2024.

Date and Time: 6 February 2024 12:00 pm

Location: Hilton Deansgate Manchester hotel, Manchester


Investors in People are excited to be hosting a reception at the Hilton Deansgate Manchester hotel as an opportunity for professionals with a vested interest in apprenticeships to come together for lunch, networking and to hear from a guest speaker or two.

Attending a networking event can be a powerful tool for any leader looking to expand their professional network and learn about industry trends. This event provides an excellent opportunity for leaders to gain insights on this critical aspect of the workforce.

By attending this event, leaders can connect with industry experts, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest apprenticeship programs and best practices. Moreover, they can use this event to forge new relationships and find new opportunities for growth.

This year’s event in London in May produced some insightful dialogue on how to develop a truly successful apprenticeship scheme. You can read about the last Connecting Professionals from the World of Apprenticeships event here.

We can’t wait to meet you. Sign up today!


12:00pm  – Registration Open

12:00 – 15:00 – Lunch and Networking

12:30 – Welcome from Investors in People CEO, Paul Devoy

13:00 – 13:15 – Guest Speaker (TBC)

13:45 – 14:00 – Guest Speaker (TBC)


Paul Devoy

CEO, Investors in People


Paul Devoy

Paul is the Chief Executive of Investors in People (IIP). In 2016, Paul led the buyout of IIP from the UK Government and the organisation is now a Community Interest Company. IIP's purpose is to Make Work Better. Investors in People works with over 10,000 organisations, providing digital diagnostic tools, advice, support and assessment against their internationally recognised Frameworks. Our network of 350 skilled and experienced Consultants work with organisations across 70 countries, but predominantly in the UK.

Prior to leading Investors in People, Paul was a Director at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, an executive non-departmental body that offers guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK. He led the development and implementation of strategic programmes to create sustainable skills solutions with joint investment from industry and government.

He previously worked in the Scottish Prison Service for 4 years leading on change management programmes. His early career was in the Civil Service. Paul studied Human Resource Management, graduating in 1994. He is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

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