Friday, 10 February 2017

National Apprenticeship Week - what are you doing to support apprentices?

It’s wonderful to see National Apprenticeship Week enter its 10th Anniversary next month, running between 6 and 10 March. The week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship service and is designed to celebrate the positive impact that apprenticeships have on businesses, individuals, and the wider economy.
The 10th National Apprenticeship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the successes of apprenticeships over the last decade and seek to encourage more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. This is a great way to build momentum towards the ambition of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.
The theme for this week is ‘Ladder of Opportunity’ – an apprenticeship is a ladder of opportunity to gain higher skills and career progression. I am looking forward to getting involved in events around Northumberland during Apprenticeship week and throwing my full support behind this excellent initiative.