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National Apprenticeship Week 2017

March 7, 2017 featured image

This week from the 6th – 10th of March 2017 it’s known as the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). A great showcase on how apprenticeships are considered as the ‘Ladder of Opportunity to a brighter future for all’.

Led and co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, NAW will be highlighting and celebrating the success of apprenticeships on individuals, businesses and the economy.

There will be a wide variety of organisations as well as employers, apprentices, learning providers, colleges and schools hosting events and activities as a way of showing their support!

Why not search using the Online Map to find more information about National Apprenticeship Week events happening near you.

Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeship Service said:

“Year-on-year I am overwhelmed by how many organisations get behind National Apprenticeship Week to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

“I have no doubt that this, our 10th National Apprenticeship Week, will be our biggest and best yet. Today’s launch event has showcased some brilliant apprenticeship success whilst also demonstrating how apprenticeships have benefited both apprentices and employers.

“Apprentices are on the path to a great career with an apprenticeship; and for employers, apprenticeships bring opportunity: to attract new talent, to offer progression for current staff, and to develop a motivated and highly qualified workforce. With apprenticeships available in 1500 job roles and covering more than 170 industries – there has never been a better time to get involved in apprenticeships.”

Apprenticeships Facts

  • Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles, covering more than 170 industries, from advertising to youth work and from environmental engineering to legal.
  • There’s around 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies available online at any one time.
  • Almost all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills thanks to their apprenticeship.
  • There’s 100 higher and degree apprenticeships available, with more in development, including foundation degrees, HNDs and full honours degrees.
  • Once completing an apprenticeship, 7 in 10 apprentices stay with the same employer.
  • Over 40% of apprentices have received a pay rise since completing their apprenticeship.
  • Around 36% of higher apprentices got a promotion after completing their apprenticeship.

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