The Golden Thread.

Weaving apprenticeships into your business.

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, CMI is delighted to be hosting a joint event with The 5% Club to celebrate apprenticeships.

The new trailblazer apprenticeships, including those in management and leadership, are providing new and exciting routes into the professions and opportunities for progression. In doing so they are supporting improved social mobility and widening access.

The new apprenticeships, available at all levels, offer a blend of work-based learning and business education that will benefit any business. Indeed, 71% of apprentices remain with the same employer after joining, while businesses employing apprentices see a £214 per week increase in productivity. Combined with the Apprenticeship Levy, we now have a huge opportunity to support employer investment in skills and address the UK’s long-standing productivity crisis.

We will hear from employers (Serco, Balfour Beatty, NG Bailey, Wates Group and more) who are driving a productive apprenticeship strategy as we celebrate the great work that has already taken place with the apprenticeships agenda. We will also be hearing from some high-flying apprentices, on why they chose an apprenticeship and what they’re already getting out of this exciting route.



Time Details
4.00pm - 4.30pm Registration & Networking
4.30pm - 4.35pm Welcome
4.35pm - 4.45pm The Apprenticeship Agenda – apprenticeships work
4.40pm - 5.00pm Driving a productive Apprenticeship Strategy
Employer case studies
5.00pm - 5.45pm Panel Discussion – Why I chose an apprenticeship
5.45pm - 6.00pm Q&A from the audience & closing comments
6.00pm - 6.30pm Drinks and Networking

Key Event Details


Wednesday 7th March 2018
4.00pm for registration, starting at 4.30pm and concluding by 6.30pm.

2018-03-07 16:00:00 2018-03-07 18:30:00 Europe/London Management Apprenticeships CMI and The 5% Club celebrate apprenticeships as part of National Apprenticeship Week. CMI, 77 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6SR Chartered Management Institute


CMI, 77 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6SR.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Wi-Fi
  • Visual Display
  • Catering Provided

Contact details

Questions about this event should be addressed to CMI Events at or by telephone on 01536 207485.


Unfortunately, this event is now fully booked. However, if you would like to register your interest in attending, should a place become available, then please email

In partnership with:
The 5% Club