The recent FIS regional events identified the challenge of retaining people in apprenticeships and training to the point of successful completion, it is estimated approximately 30% of those who start construction apprenticeships do not complete.  There are a number of reasons for this, but key is ensuring that we have the management processes and support mechanisms in place to support young people in our businesses.  It is widely acknowledged that organisations that have dedicated coaches and mentors experience higher retention rates across all levels of the workforce, but this isn’t easy to implement and there hasn’t been enough support and training to help.

The Strategic Development Network (SDN), a team of leading specialists in apprenticeships, technical education and workforce development has been working with Government and Industry Bodies to address this concern.  SDN are hosting a one hour webinar on the role of the line manager and mentor on the 31 May.  The focus will be on hosting young people in the workplace who are engaged on government backed schemes that prepare them for work, T-Levels and Traineeships, potentially the finishes and interiors sectors future workforce.

Here are the details:

The role of the line manager and mentor – hosting young people in the workplace – 31 May 2022, 2-3pm

In this 1-hour webinar, SDN will cover:

  • The role of line managers throughout the placement
  • Creating a mentoring culture and identifying suitable mentors
  • Setting up an effective mentoring scheme – supporting young people to succeed in the workplace
  • Staff development – mentoring, coaching and interpersonal skills
  • Case study insights from those already offering industry placements
  • The government support available to help you

There is no charge for this session. You can register your place here

FIS look forward to seeing you online.