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Making Work Better: How apprenticeships can futureproof your workforce

Perceptions of apprenticeships are changing. Once dismissed by the public as the poor vocational cousin to the university degree, they’re now seen by many as a genuine, often highly competitive alternative entry path to some of the most sought-after careers. Ahead of our Make Work Better conference, we’re taking a look at why so many now believe apprenticeships are the best way to address the UK’s skills shortage.

Making Work Better: AI and its impact on the employee experience

Ahead of our Make Work Better conference in September, we’ve spoken to Gethin Nadin, the award-winning psychologist and author, about what greater use of technology means for employee wellbeing and, indeed, what it means for the future of our jobs themselves.

Making Work Better: the future of HR

Our Make Work Better conference in September has so many sessions focused on what the workplace of the future will look like, including a dedicated session looking at the role of the people whose job it will be to help employers and employees navigate their way through these unchartered waters: HR. What does the future hold for this sector? And how can we make sure we’re ready for what’s coming?

Sunday Night Blues

Banishing the Sunday Night Blues: Advice for Employers and Employees

Last year, Investors in People teamed up with the University of Exeter and Channel 4 to get some hard data on how much of a problem the Sunday Night Blues is for the UK workforce. The preliminary research was published earlier this year, and just recently Exeter University’s Exeter Expertise podcast Investors in People CEO, Paul Devoy, Professor Ilke Inceoglu, of the University of Exeter Business School , and Channel 4’s People Director, Kirstin Furber to find out more on the subject.

Connecting Professionals: How to develop a truly successful apprenticeship programme

Our “Connecting Professionals from the World of Apprenticeships” event saw over hundred people from a variety of industries come together to discuss and celebrate their efforts to #MakeWorkBetter for their apprentices. Read our summary of the event and what key speakers, Zii Nithiyananthan from Burberry and Anne Ashworth from Pearson had to share about their apprentice strategy.

How to Improve your Apprenticeship Programme

Improving your apprenticeship programme can help you attract more apprentices and more effectively support them on their journey so that everyone involved can get the most out of the apprenticeship scheme. But how do you do that? In this post, we’ll look at what changes you can make to enhance your apprenticeship scheme so that you can get better results from it and your apprentices.



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We’re bringing together some of the leading lights in the HR industry to discuss the Future of Work, Health and Wellbeing, Apprenticeships and more.

The Make Work Better conference

20 Sept 2023 | The Mermaid, London


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