National Apprenticeship Week 2014: 3 – 7 March 2014
The seventh annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 3-7 March 2013 with hundreds of events expected to take place across England.
Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the Week is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Every year the Week increases in popularity turning into a phenomenal success, with more than 800 events and activities on offer. These ranged from business events designed to encourage more employers to recruit apprentices, to interactive careers events aimed at potential apprentices.
This year supporters are being encouraged to organise events and activity around the theme “Great Apprenticeships” – showcasing how Apprenticeships are great for businesses, personal careers and creating opportunities for both employers and apprentices. A national calendar of events is available on the Apprenticeships website, so you can find out what is happening in your local area.
Apprenticeships help young people develop high quality, highly sought-after skills, improving their prospects while boosting an organisation’s bottom line.
Currently small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from a £1,500 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers when they recruit their first apprentice, so there has never been a better time to get involved.
If you are considering an Apprenticeship as an option you can search on the Apprenticeship vacancy website by postcode, sector, framework, training provider or keyword. You can also register and set up text and email alerts to keep up to date about any new vacancies that may interest you. To start searching for Apprenticeship job vacancies, log on to the website and click ‘Search for vacancies'.