CIPD - Accessing skills: Apprenticeships and beyond


Organised by Wessex Branch

Accessing skills: Apprenticeships and beyond

This event will explore funding options for skills development programmes whether you are in a large organisation or an SME.

We will put a spotlight on apprenticeships and best practice on how to utilise the levy, as well as looking at other opportunities to upskill your workforce and how you can access these other options.

As a result of attending this event you will:

  • Gain practical tips on how to make the most out of the levy
  • Learn how you can benefit from levy transfers
  • Understand what other skills development programmes are available and how to access them


Jodi Fair - Solent Apprenticeship and Skills Hub Manager, Solent Apprenticeship Hub

Jodi has been involved in apprenticeships since almost the very beginning of her working life. After leaving school, Jodi soon realised that college was not the environment she would thrive in and instead came across an apprenticeship in administration for a private training provider. After completing up to a level 4 qualification, Jodi relocated to Australia for 6 months, working for the National Bank of Australia.

Upon her return, she secured a junior administration position at Hampshire Training & Enterprise Council, then for the next 17 years has worked through various organisations including the Learning & Skills Council, the Skills Funding Agency and working her way up to the Head of Employer Contracts for the South Central area of the National Apprenticeship Service. Since this, Jodi has worked for two local training providers whilst also setting up a successful business.

Finally, Jodi has managed and brought to life the Solent Apprenticeship Hub and new EM3 Apprenticeship & Skills Hub projects – a fantastic resource for business in the Solent and Enterprise M3 area.

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