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Humber Biz Week – Everyone’s a winner

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As part of the 2016 Humber Business Week Hull Training and Adult Education will be hosting an event to inform businesses about the value of apprenticeships.

Taking place on Wednesday 8 June in conjunction with Coast & Vale Community Ventures, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the new reforms and how apprentices can benefit your business.

Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder for Energy City, said:

We are committed to supporting our local businesses and young people in to making the most of the opportunities presented to them, and apprenticeships are a great way for both a business to grow their workforce in terms of recruiting new candidates, and for a young person to develop their training skills within a specific industry.

We already have a fantastic track record in providing up to 400 apprentices to local businesses and this event is an ideal opportunity for people to find out about the diverse apprenticeship offer.

Speakers at the event include Pete Buckley, Managing Director of Netopian, a business which offers internet filtering and e-safety solutions within education. He will be discussing how he made the transition from a young apprentice to a business owner, offering plenty of advice whilst inspiring the next generation of the city’s workforce.

Peter Buckley, Managing Director of Netopian Ltd, said:

Since Netopian was created 11 years ago we have planned a rolling programme of recruiting apprentices through Hull Training and Adult Education, and our business plans and strategy for growth and development is underpinned by their integration.

Developing our own expertise within the company is a priority for us, and support staff to progress to a level where they can contribute further by taking on greater responsibility and fully realising their career aspirations.

We are delighted to have been invited to participate in Humber Business Week and welcome the opportunity to share our insights, experience and success stories of working with apprenticeships.

Other speakers include Sharon Gamble from Hull Training and Adult Education, who will talk about the apprenticeship reforms and what it means for employers, Phil Hall from Hull City Council about why now is the best time to invest and start a business in the city, and Allan Rookyard from CAVCA.

The event will take place at the BBC offices in Queens Gardens from 9am and is free to attend, however places will need to be booked via the Humber Business Week website on

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