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Register your place today to find out how to attract, retain and develop young talent through legal apprenticeships so your firm can future-proof its talent pool.

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Attend Legal Apprenticeships: Considerations for HR and L&D Teams to:

  • Collaborate with professionals currently placing young talent and to find out how to develop an effective talent strategy
  • Understand the current legal framework surrounding apprenticeships and avoid common recruitment pitfalls
  • Be seen by your clients as forward-thinking, developing new talent for an age where technology delivers savings for your clients
  • Learn how to set up a robust and reliable recruitment process with guidance from a recruitment adviser at Eversheds
  • Find out how to use social media to maximise your recruitment efforts and find the right talent for your firm 
  • Track the progress of and learn from Addleshaw Goddard, a firm that has had an apprenticeship strategy for a year

Legal Apprenticeships: Considerations for HR and L&D Teams
Future-proof your firm today by investing in the right talent for tomorrow

Routes into the legal profession are changing. Apprenticeships are becoming a popular alternative route into many professions as a way for young people to earn while they learn. Legal apprenticeships are now on offer to help school leavers pursue a career in law.

While this presents greater opportunities for school leavers, law firms and their recruitment teams must adapt to new ways of tapping into this talent effectively and finding ways to retain it.

And with Gen Y expected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025, an intelligent recruitment drive aimed at attracting top talent today will future-proof your firm for tomorrow.

Could you benefit from understanding how some law firms are doing this well, right now?

Or perhaps you'd like guidance on where and how to start your own Gen Z recruitment strategy?

Legal Apprenticeships: Considerations for HR and L&D Teams can help you.

Learn and network with forward-thinking law firms, CILEx Law School, and recruiters during National Apprenticeship Week to develop your own Gen Z recruitment strategy that will help future-proof your firm's talent.

Hear from firms who are already creating apprenticeship strategies:

  • Addleshaw Goddard
  • Olswang
  • Ashfords LLP

You'll also gain exclusive insight from the National Apprenticeship Service.

Don't be the last to make a change. Book your place today to adapt new ways of recruiting the best talent for your firm.

Why not take advantage of our early bird discount?

  • Save a budget-friendly £200 when you book before 6 January 2017. Pay £295 for your place

You'll pay the full price of £495 when booking after 6 January 2017.

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09:00 Registration and refreshments 

09:30 Chair’s opening remarks
John Van Der Luit, Deputy Editor, Solicitors Journal


09:40 Further education and skills

  • Helping you enhance alternatives to the traditional route into law
  • Support the digital apprenticeship service
  • Filling in the skills gaps
  • Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules: how will the funding work from May 2017

National Apprenticeship Service

10:20 How to effectively reverse engineer training projects into apprenticeships  

  • Ways to use your apprenticeship levy for current employees
  • How to maximise government funding for non-levy payers
  • The rise of the school leaver: key considerations to address for recruitment and induction

Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships, CILEx Law School

11:00 Morning coffee break

Maximising your return on talent investment

  • Increasing the productivity of the workforce and achieving a competitive advantage for your firm through effective talent strategy
  • How do you ensure that vocational training paths translate into real opportunities?
  • Developing future managers and leaders for your firm
  • Growing your own talent for the digital age 

Stephen Moore, Partner and Head of Employment, Ashfords LLP 
Rachel Brushfield, Talent Liberator, Energise Brand Communications Ltd
David Allison, Managing Director, Get My First Job

12:15 Networking lunch break

13:15 Employment law and apprenticeships: Legal issues in recruiting, retaining and dismissing apprentices

  • The relationship between employer and apprentice
  • Contractual requirements when employing apprentices
  • The increased risk of age discrimination when dealing with apprentices
  • Particular considerations when dismissing an apprentice  

Edward Arnold, Senior Associate, Olswang

13:45 Supporting law firms to set up a robust process 

  • Making your recruitment transparent for all generations
  • What are the issues that can arise throughout an apprenticeship?
  • Creating a partnership between the law firm and the provider 

Speaker details coming soon

14:25 Afternoon coffee break 

14:45 Solution workshops
More details coming soon

15:45 Social media marketing for HR and recruitment 

  • Cost effective and successful ways to recruit new staff
  • How you can benefit from screening and reassessing candidates
  • Maximising recruitment efforts by embedding a diverse culture and optimising the latest social media techniques
  • How social media allows you to access apprentices 

Steve Kuncewicz, Principal Lawyer (Partner), Business Legal Services, Slater and Gordon 

16:15 Making it work with apprentices: One year on 

  • Using analytics to retain and develop top apprenticeship talent
  • Harnessing the positive impact of diversity to maximise your talent pool
  • Providing your apprentices with relevant on-the-job training

Mike Potter, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard 

17:00 Chair’s closing remarks

17:10 Close of conference  

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