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Apprenticeships for unlocking future talent

Essentials to Excellence Series

Generously supported through partnership with the Masonic Charitable Foundation


Date: Thursday 9 June

Time: 10.00 am - 11.00 am

Presenter: Tom Pearce

Cost: Free (Exclusively for charities and non-profits)

The Talent Solutions team at Grant Thornton, an advisory firm, are experts on apprenticeships, leadership development and early careers initiatives having designed and delivered programmes at all levels. 

Fantastic for attracting new employees at a junior level, apprenticeships offer valuable development and recognised qualifications including degree and master’s qualifications. Also available to existing employees at any stage in their career, charities along with all employers are using apprenticeship to up-skill and boost retention for existing talent. 

Retraining initiatives of moving high-performing employees into digital and data analytics roles, as well as management through apprenticeships, are also proving popular.

Join us to:

  • Learn about financial incentives of up to £6,000 for hiring early career talent
  • Gain insight for implementing apprenticeships for teams and charities of all sizes
  • Explore development and fully fund qualifications for existing employees 

Apprenticeships are continually transforming the learning available and the options for financial support when hiring apprentices. Whether you’re getting started or reviewing existing programmes, the opportunities are based on your resourcing and development needs as an employer and for leaders and managers to consider at all levels to get the most from your people.

We look forward to sharing the latest guidance with you.

Presenter Tom Pearce

Tom is an advisory specialist and programme manager in the Consulting team at Grant Thornton, supporting organisations on talent and skills planning with a particular focus on apprenticeships and leadership development. Advisory on apprenticeships includes policy guidance, scoping and identifying talent needs. Programme design input, implementation support and partnership delivery on programmes with Cranfield University, Activate Business School and MK:U includes development to over 2,000 participants in management, leadership and digital roles.

Presenter Bio:

Tom’s an Apprenticeship Ambassador for London and regularly provides policy updates for sector bodies in travel, retail, finance, charities, construction, local government and the education sector. Tom’s passionate about the apprenticeship space and supports employers of all sizes to set up programmes, having previously chaired the Business Administrator Trailblazer and more supported groups on Accountancy, Coaching and Leadership and Management groups.

In 2019, Tom’s team won Most Innovative Client Service at an industry awards, recognising the impact of their work on apprenticeships and developing co-designed, co-delivered development programmes.

Creating Outstanding Service User Experiences

Learning from Leaders Series 

Generously supported through partnership with the Masonic Charitable Foundation


Date: Tuesday 14 June

Time: 11 am - 12 pm

Presenter: Catherine Brys

Cost: Free (Exclusively for charities and non-profits)

This free charity webinar is for you if:

  • You are responsible for your organisation’s Service User Experience. 
  • You are able to influence your organisation’s Service User Experience.

After attending this webinar you will:

  • Think more strategically about your Service User Experience. 
  • Be better equipped to design and deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of your service users. 
  • Service User Experience from the perspective of  strategy, culture, people and operations.

At the end of this webinar you will:

  • Understand the importance of thinking holistically about your Service User experience. 
  • Have been challenged to think about how you design and implement the Service User Experience. 
  • Have gained best practice insights into how to improve your Service User Experience and what to consider when designing new services.

Practical tools you will receive to take away: 

  • Top tips for excellent service delivery.
  • A template to assess your Service User Experience
Presenter Catherine Brys

Presenter Bio:

Catherine has more than 20 years' experience in the public and private sector in Scotland and abroad. As an independent consultant she specialises in Client Experience Excellence and in Strategy. She has supported a number of third-sector organisations, including through the Cranfield Trust.

Catherine is experienced at coaching leaders to develop an ambitious vision for the future. Her extensive experience as a Change Manager means that she has a treasure trove of insights and practical experience she can tap into.

Catherine has an MBA (with specialism Strategy) from Strathclyde Business School. She is a trained workplace coach and also a negotiation and conflict resolution professional (Postgraduate Certificate in Mediation, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation from Strathclyde University). She is in particular fascinated by interpersonal and group dynamics. In her spare time she volunteer as a Lead Mediator at Strathclyde University Mediation Centre.

Our free charity webinars are funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons, their friends and families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing for individuals as well as providing grants to help fund the important work of local and national charities.

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