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Juice Academy Apprentices to Take the IFB Stage


Current and former apprentices from the award-winning social media apprenticeship programme, The Juice Academy, will take to the main stage at the International Festival of Business later this month to take part in what promises to be a lively ‘Discuss’ debate about social media.

The Discuss debates started in Manchester three years ago and take their inspiration from Manchester’s celebrated history in progressive thinking, invention and the free trade of ideas. The debates are always challenging and provocative, with two high profile speakers for the motion and two against, then an audience debate, followed by a vote.

Chaired by Michael Taylor, the debate at the IFB at 10am on 20th June will see four current or former apprentices take the place of the usual high profile business, media or community professionals to debate: ‘Social media is out of control. Discuss.’

As well as one of the founders of Discuss, Michael is an author, events host and award-winning business journalist. Michael is also External Affairs Advisor at Manchester Metropolitan University. He said: “I’m looking forward to this debate as it’s an extremely topical hot potato of a subject and I know the apprentices will do it justice. The Juice Academy apprentices are always bright, opinionated (in a good way) and ready for a debate. It’s definitely one not to miss!”

Click here to register for the session.

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