Upskilling a nation

Understanding the return on investment of professional development

EducationInvestor Global is delighted to announce its inaugural Insights event, set to launch on 17 October in central London with a focus on the UK skills market, apprenticeship levy and the return on investment that professional development can generate.

Since it was rolled out in 2017, the apprenticeship levy has been met with contention from participants in the training and skills market who argue that the government has set unachievable targets while measuring the initiative’s success against the wrong factors. Official data points to a decline in the number of new apprenticeship starts, but can numbers alone paint an accurate picture of the market landscape? If not, what benchmarks should we, therefore, use to gauge the potential of both the levy and the wider skills market?

This debut event will seek to demystify what is a complex yet exciting sub-sector of the UK education market, allowing attendees an in-depth insight into the scope for investment in the space, while offering detailed analysis of potential returns, risks and policy movements. It will unite sector-focused operators, investors and advisors, who will explore the practical realities of investing and operating in a market that some suggest is ripe for consolidation.

Upskilling a nation
Understanding the return on investment of professional development

16:00 – 18:30
17 October 2019

NatWest Bank
250 Bishopsgate, London

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About EducationInvestor Insights Series

About EducationInvestor Global

EducationInvestor Global is the definitive source of financial and market intelligence for the world’s growing education markets.

EducationInvestor Global’s dedicated coverage of market activity in the education sector provides independent and authoritative insight for investors, lenders, advisors and education firms operating across the education sector.

EducationInvestor Global’s market-leading editorial coverage enables readers to grasp the complexities of the international education market and follow the flow of investment across education systems globally. Its analysis and leading news coverage is an invaluable tool in identifying trends and opportunities in this fast-moving and exciting sector.

EducationInvestor Global is part of Investor Publishing, the fast-growing publisher of three market leading titles, HealthInvestor UK, HealthInvestor Asia and EducationInvestor Global. All three titles provide a portfolio of specialist business information and targeted events to advisors, investors and operators within the two sectors. For more information about Investor Publishing events visit

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Carlo Menezes | +44(0) 20 7104 2002

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