Large Charities Meeting

Wednesday 4 December 2019

CCLA Investment Management
Senator House
85 Queen Victoria St
London EC4V 4ET

Using the Apprenticehip Levy to attract talent and promote diversity

It’s now over two years since the levy was introduced, but are you using the scheme to its full potential?

In this last Large Charities meeting for 2019, we’re looking at apprenticeships, and how you can use funds from the levy to invest in apprenticeships that attract talent and build a diverse workforce.

Our three special guests, Matt Hyde, chief executive, Scout Association will be joining Jamie Hilder and Patrick McGurk from Queen Mary University to talk about the newly-developed Degree Apprenticeship for Social Change.

We’re also pleased to welcome Kristin Watson, Director, Ernst & Young who will walk through how the Apprenticeship Levy has developed since its launch and will what the options are for accounting apprenticeships.

The meeting runs from 4pm – 6.30pm, followed by a drinks reception, courtesy of CCLA Investment Management.

The Large Charities special interest group is exclusively for finance directors, finance managers, CEOs, treasurers and trustees in CFG member charities with an income over £25m.


This meeting is free to attend and open to CFG members only. 

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Matt Hyde, Chief Executive, Scouts

Kristin Watson, Director, EY

Jamie Hilder, Queen Mary University

Patrick McGurk, Queen Mary University

16.00 - 16.30

Registration and refreshments

16.30 - 16.35

Welcome from chair

16.35 -16.45

CFG Policy update

Richard Sagar, Policy Manager, CFG

16.45 - 17.15

How to make the best use of your Levy funds? 

Matt Hyde, Chief Executive of the Scouts, will talk about the development of the social change degree apprenticeship launched by Queen Mary University of London in September this year where over 80% of students are from black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds. Patrick McGurk from Queen Mary will talk about the course content and Jamie Hilder, also from Queen Mary, will talk about how the apprenticeship levy can be used to support charities to recruit a new diverse pipeline of talented individuals.

Matt Hyde, Chief Executive, Scouts

Patrick McGurk, Queen Mary University

Jamie Hilder, Queen Mary University


17.15 - 17.45

The developments of the Apprenticeship Levy scheme

This session will outline the development of apprenticeships, will shed a light about policy insights on the government’s intentions and will outline options in the accounting apprenticeships.

Kristin Watson, Director, EY

17.45 - 17.50

Chair closes and meeting ends

17.50 - 18.30

Networking drinks

Charities - Members£0.00

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