Truro and Penwith College is hosting a special webinar to help employees manage apprentices through the lockdown.

The event, which will be held during National Apprenticeship Week on February 12, will hear from Cornwall Chamber CEO Kim Conchie; Sharron Robbie MBE, MD at Devon and Cornwall Training Providers Network; James Collings, partner at FootAnstey LLP and Cathie Kessell, employment and apprenticeship officer at Economic Growth Service at Cornwall Council.

The webinar will help employers who are managing their apprentices through lockdown and offer guidance on why apprenticeships are key to recovery and the Brexit transition 

Collings will join the college’s apprenticeship team to discuss maximising support for apprentices while remote working, the legalities of what apprentices can and can’t do while furloughed and help with contract extensions that will ensure learners can complete their programmes post-lockdown.  

Conchie, Robbie and the apprenticeship team will look at how apprenticeships can support challenges post-lockdown and throughout the Brexit transition, helping employers to access funding from the £695 million Government scheme that reduces training costs by up to 95% for SMEs and additional financial incentives for recruiting apprentices.  

The webinar will also help employers understand how apprenticeships and associated funding can be used to upskill current staff, developing skills that enable them to add capacity in other areas of their business and help it overcome new challenges.  

For more details and to book a free place, click here.