May 2015

Find out what events we’re holding or attending in May

Live Twitter debate with Retail Week and the Co-operative Group

Is the UK’s best talent shunning retail as a career choice?

We’re  teaming up with Retail Week and the Co-operative Group in a live Twitter debate on Wednesday May 20 at 12:30pm to explore what the retail industry can do to make sure it’s actively attracting, retaining and developing top talent.

If you want to have your say in how to make sure retail is promoted as a rewarding, satisfying career, then take part using the hashtag #TalentInRetail

Join @RetailWeek and @learndirectnews to debate:

  • Ways to establish a skilled, first-class talent base to drive your business forward
  • Benefits of bespoke training programmes and learning on the job
  • How to improve internal and external recruitment to find new staff who have the right skills needed for the job
  • Practical steps to improve retention rates while saving on recruitment costs to help staff move into more senior positions

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 learndirect Inspiration Awards 2015 – regional events

The learndirect Inspiration Awards celebrate the amazing achievements of our learners, businesses, staff and centres. The regional winners will be announced at the following events:

7 May – Madejski Stadium – Reading

12 May – Aspire – Leeds

14 May – The Studio – Birmingham

21 May – Glasgow

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Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Monday 18 – Friday 22 May 2015

We’re proud to be supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week and celebrating the positive impact Apprenticeships have on businesses, individuals and the wider economy.

You can find details of how we’re getting involved in the coming weeks here.