Dominic Gill

Dominic Gill of Microsoft will be one of the speakers at Apprenticeship and School Leavers Conference on the 2nd December in London and organised by Symposium Events.

Dominic joined Microsoft in 2006 and has held various skills and channel roles, both regionally and nationally, including Midlands Citizenship Manager and Partner Territory Manager. He developed and has led Microsoft’s Apprenticeship activity since its inception in 2008 which includes the award winning Partner Apprenticeship Programme. This has seen over 5,800 apprentices and growing across the UK complete or who are currently on programme in over 4,000 Microsoft Partners and Customers. Dominic is passionate about empowering young people to make the right career choices, especially into such a vibrant and growing sector such as IT. Plans for the programme include developing the Microsoft Apprentice Ambassador Network of previous apprentices to go back into their schools; doubling the annual intake for the programme which currently stands at just under 2,000 per year; and getting Microsoft’s own cohort of apprentices off the ground, which is scheduled to start in September 2014.

His presentation will be on:

Working with teachers, colleges and parents to attract talent

  • Building an apprentice ambassador network
  • Broadening attraction into IT roles
  • Tips for advertising to young people
  • Alternate recruitment channels

To attend the Apprentices and School Leavers conference on 2nd December in London, please click on the link.