A second Closing the Gap conference promoting how companies can access funded training for upskilling staff and apprenticeship programmes is taking place later this month in the north of England.

The half-day conference, organised by the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA), will be held on 18th March at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.

The event will provide an overview of the current situation for both levy and non-levy paying businesses and follows the government’s recent announcement of plans for a new points-based immigration system, meaning businesses must consider how they will recruit, train and retain their staff. 

Delegates will get to hear from leading manufacturers that will provide case-studies on how they have made an apprenticeship process a core part of their businesses, detail the benefits that this has brought to their businesses, and highlight the potential issues that may need to be overcome. 

FIESTA will also provide a presentation of its new Skills Plus service that provides a tailor-made solution to accessing funded training programmes and working with training providers. 

To book a place, please go to https://bit.ly/2TjjlQ8