Middlesex University, a member of the Police Degree Apprenticeships Consortium (PDAC) alongside Premier Partnership and three other leading universities in policing, is holding a free conference on ‘Building on Best Practice for Public Sector Degree Apprenticeships’ on 11 September 2018 at the Grove Atrium on its Hendon Campus.

The conference will consider how we can build on best practice in developing public sector professionals to ensure that degree apprenticeships can fulfil their potential. The event also offers an excellent opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and key figures from the sector.

The organisers say: “Public sector professionals provide the glue that makes our society work and degree apprenticeships can help develop the highly-skilled workforce that we need. Public sector employers have a statutory duty to employ 2.3% of their workforce as apprentices, which could help to significantly increase the opportunities for social mobility by enabling more people to access a professional career. However, the public sector faces major challenges to maintain quality of service while managing stretched finances and major staff shortages.”

A key area of the public sector where degree apprenticeships are being embraced is in the policing sector where the new Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship will be mandatory for entry into the profession. The Police Degree Apprenticeship Consortium (PDAC), one of the leading providers of the new blended learning qualification, will be exhibiting at the conference and sharing best practice with other public-sector employers.

Premier Partnership also has a wide variety of experience of delivering higher level training and apprenticeships to public sector organisations and we look forward to networking and sharing our experience and expertise with the wider sector.

Book your attendance at the free conference via https://buildingonbestpractice.eventbrite.co.uk