As an employer, whether you’re an apprenticeship levy payer or not, your greatest asset is your staff. The new apprenticeship scheme provides you with an opportunity to develop people and the skills you need for your business.

At Cranfield University, we’re passionate about education tailored for business and we're one of the first universities to offer degree apprenticeships at master’s level.

This event will give you key insights into:

  • the Apprenticeship Levy and what it means for you
  • how you can use the Apprenticeship Levy to create the next generation of leaders in your business
  • Cranfield University’s growing programme of masters level apprenticeships – Cranfield Masterships®

There will also be the opportunity to find out more about how you can develop your high potential talent in:

  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management and Leadership
  • Systems Engineering

Event Programme

09:30 Registration
10.00 Welcome to Cranfield – Professor Sir Peter Gregson, Chief Executive and Vice-Chancellor, Cranfield University
10.15 The Apprenticeship Levy and how you can use it to develop talent in your organisation - TBC
10.45 Cranfield University’s vision for apprenticeships at master’s level – Cranfield MastershipsTM - Professor Lynette Ryals, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education)
11.15 Tea and Coffee
11.45 Systems Engineering Master's Apprenticeship Programme – Dr Emma Sparks and Dr Tim Ferris, Cranfield Defence & Security
12.15 The Cranfield Executive MBA – Professor Paul Baines, Cranfield School of Management
12.45 Working lunch and opportunity to explore how you can develop future leaders in: • Management and Leadership – Professor Paul Baines, Cranfield School of Management • Supply Chain Management – Dr Denyse Julien, Cranfield School of Management • Sales and Key Account Management • Manufacturing – Matthew Caffrey, Cranfield Manufacturing • Systems Engineering – Dr Tim Ferris, Cranfield Defence and Security • Talent Assessment for MastershipsTM – Liz Bridge and Maria Smith
13.45 Question and Answer session
14.30 Close

Location and travel details

Auditorium, Vincent Building, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield MK43 0AL

Who should attend

HR Directors, Finance Directors and people responsible for developing talent within their business. This event is ideally suited for businesses who will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy.


This is a free event. Pre-registration is required.

How to register

To register please fill in this online form.