It is National Apprenticeship Week!
This week aims to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships can have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
Apprenticeships nowadays are becoming more popular, as they allow you to acquire valuable skills and experience in your chosen sector, which will improve both your CV and your employability chances when you’ve finished training. You’ll have the opportunity to earn whilst you learn, and by the end, you will leave with a professionally recognised qualification.
We asked both current and former apprentices at the foundation, to share their experiences, and what they have gone on to achieve since.
“Apprenticeships offer outstanding access to skilled careers across a wide range of occupations and industries. We want current apprentices from all sectors and of all ages to get behind National Apprenticeship Week and to demonstrate the positive impact on their careers, families and communities”
Peter Mucklow, Director, Apprenticeships, Education and Skills Funding Agency
There are now 633 approved apprenticeships with leading employers meaning someone could pursue a career as anything from a space engineering technician to a junior marketing and advertising creative. Apprentices in any field gain the specific skills and knowledge that they need to do the job and start rewarding careers. There is something for everyone.
To find out more, you can visit the Apprenticeships website.