Trailblazers Apprenticeship scheme calls for agency participation

The Trailblazers Apprenticeship scheme is seeking further input and support from the events industry, following the publication of its latest draft standard.

Mark Riches, First Protocol
Mark Riches, First Protocol

The government-backed Trailblazers apprenticeship scheme is designed to offer entry-level roles and future career opportunities to those with no previous experience in the events industry. The draft has been developed by an Industry Standards board, chaired by Mark Riches, managing director of First Protocol and Sarah Wright of Sarah Wright Consulting. Following the publication of the latest draft, further input is now being sought to ensure the standard meets the needs of the industry.

Riches said the Trailblazers scheme was designed to make it easier for employers to find and hire an apprentice. "To ensure we are ready to submit the standard to the government for their final approval, we are seeking wider industry input. To gain approval for a proper recognised standard, it must have undergone vigorous testing and, with industry-wide consultation, demonstrate best value for those potential end users regardless of the size of their company."

The submissions deadline for input is the 27 August, with all events industry employers invited to participate. The Trailblazers draft standard can be found online here, while any responses can be made via Survey Monkey here. A final draft of the standard is expected to be delivered to the government by September. 

Agencies with queries can email trailblazers@firstprotocol.com for further information. 

More:

Event planners welcome draft for apprenticeship scheme

Events apprenticeship approved by government

Opinion: get ready to take on an apprentice 

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