I am the PR and Marketing copywriter at OneFile - the UK's leading eportfolio provider in the learning and development sector. Using the latest innovations in paperless technology, our interactive software supports the complete learning journey - from early years development to professional progression - bringing learning to life every step of the way.
What do we expect from a women's conference? Flowers, pastel colours and men barred at the door? Well not this women's conference. People of all ages, genders and races flocked to the Welcome Centre in Coventry for App4England's Celebration of women in apprenticeships – the first of its kind. People were prepped for debate, discussions and controversy – and they weren't disappointed.
Most English training providers have now been delivering apprenticeship standards for months. They’ve already written the standards, sussed out off-the-job training, created a provider register, and completed the first ever end-point assessments.
A few weeks ago, I went to a Solidarity in Tech event about how to increase inclusion in tech. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect, but the discussions really opened my eyes and got me thinking about how diversity affects developments.
New research by businesswomen Susanna Lawson and Jane Knight aims to help employers gain a better understanding of how to support women returning to work after maternity leave and retain key female talent in their organisation.