September 28th 2018 @ Hawk Training, Twickenham
Hawk Training's Employer Forum is run with employers, apprenticeships and vocational learning in mind. With the apprenticeship reforms and levy affecting every organisation in some form, we offer plenty of insights from a range of speakers to help you strategise, succeed and grow by developing your staff and talent pipeline.



There is an incredible amount of news, sector changes and movement to keep track of in the world of Apprenticeships. We will cover the latest developments to keep you in the know.



With almost 30 years' in the vocational training sector, we have a wealth of experience. We are sure you will leave the forum with solid advice and ideas to complement your learning and development strategy.



Meet fellow employers, share ideas, discover new strategies and expand your network.



Our breakout sessions will enable you to get a taste of our latest provision or cover specific topics relevant to you and your organisation.



Opening & Plenary Session

9:30 -> 10:00 Registration and Breakfast

Arrive and check in, grab some breakfast to start the day!

10:00 -> 10:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks

Crawford Knott, Managing Director, Hawk Training

10:10 -> 10:30 Policy Landscape and Sector Update

Simon Ashworth, Chief Policy Officer, AELP

10:30 -> 10:50 Creating engaging learning opportunities

Lauren Abery, Programme Design Consultant, Hawk Training

10:50 -> 11:10 Accrediting in-house programmes

Nikki Costema, Head of Key Accounts and Partnerships, NCFE

Breakout Sessions

We are running several fantastic sessions for you to choose from for the second part of our Employer Forum!

11:15 -> 12:00

Stepping up to Leadership Masterclass

Our very own Miranda Stephenson compresses our critically acclaimed Stepping up to Leadership workshop into a fantastic taster session. See what all the fuss is about and upskill yourself as well!

Devolution of the Adult Education Budget in London - Opportunities for Employers

Join Simon Ashworth from AELP as he discusses the Devolution of the AEB in London and how employers can make the most of the opportunities available. 

Apprenticeship Planning and Levy Consultancy (one to one session)  FULLY BOOKED!

Our Business Development Team are on hand and ready to help you plan your apprenticeship provision. This session is perfect for employers new to the world of apprenticeships or those who need to utilise their Levy pot.

12:00 -> 12:30 Networking Lunch

Wind down and enjoy some refreshing drinks and lunch, meet fellow experts in your industry and compare notes on challenges and strategies.


Crawford Knott

Crawford Knott

Managing Director

Hawk Training


Simon Ashworth

Simon Ashworth

Chief Policy Officer



Miranda Stephenson

Miranda Stephenson


Motivation in Motion Ltd


Lauren Abery

Lauren Abery

Programme Design Consultant

Hawk Training


Nikki Costema

Nikki Costema

Head of Key Accounts and Partnerships



More speakers to be announced


Hawk Training
4th Floor, Regal House
70 London Road 
Twickenham, TW1 3QS

Register now to reserve your place

We run this event on a first come, first serve basis