Free Members Event in partnership with the University of Keele

This members only event is free to attend. We invite you to explore apprenticeships, hear exciting news on new apprenticeship standards and best practice in supporting and working with apprentices through live networking, Q&A sessions and talks from Keynote Speakers.

Keynote Speaker: Caleb Wright

Apprenticeships and the new Education Technician Apprenticeship standard

This talk will provide an overview of the current apprenticeship landscape and the context of the new Education Technician apprenticeship standard. 

Keele Organisational Development will talk through a range of innovative activities taking place to support the ongoing development, visibility and sustainability of their Technical Community. Hear how the focus of activity is coordinated and shaped by a Technical Services Steering Group consisting of technical representatives from across the institution, some of whom will present during the event. Explore how Keele have recently utilised apprenticeships to further strengthen their technical community.

Other Event Speakers

Tom Lovelock
Tom Lovelock
ICT Services Manager

Hear from Tom, currently in 2nd year of a Data Science Degree Apprenticeship. Tom started at Keele as a Trainee AV Technician in 2008 and started a degree apprenticeship while working as a Learning Technology Officer in the School of Medicine. Tom will talk about this excellent opportunity to expand and formalise his knowledge in an area relevant to his work.

Alex Goffe
Alex Goffe
Head of Operations & Infrastructure

Hear from Alex at Keele University who is responsible for servers, systems, storage, Cloud and platforms. Alex was formally the ICT Services Manager for the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences which has an annual IT technician apprenticeship program helping to build skills and careers in technology.

Natalie Kennerley
Director, NTDC
Hear how Technical Services at Manchester Metropolitan University have used degree apprenticeships to develop existing staff as well as bring in an additional talent pool of new Technicians via level 3 apprenticeships.

Join us for the networking break out sessions to discuss common hurdles, best practice and meet new connections from the technical community.


Find out more about HEaTED CPD courses and services designed to assist you and your technical colleagues best support an apprentice.