North East firms urged to support back National Apprenticeship Week

Now in its seventh year, the National Apprenticeship Week initiative, which runs between March 3 and March 7, is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service

Many young people are turning to Apprenticeships

The countdown is on for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week.

Now in its seventh year, the initiative, which runs between March 3 and March 7, is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service. It is aimed at celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on those undertaking them, businesses and the wider economy.

This time, a number of resources have been created to help those taking part, including a series of online “toolkits” and workshops being held across the country, including several in the North.

The National Apprenticeship Service is also encouraging employers across the region to organise events and activities under the theme of “Great Apprenticeships” to demonstrate that the route is great for businesses, personal careers and creating opportunities for both employers and apprentices.

Divisional area director for the National Apprenticeship Service in the North, Sue Price, said: “To be counting down to the seventh National Apprenticeship Week is really exciting and I look forward to being part of an even more exciting week with more partners supporting the week.

“I am particularly keen to see examples of the great work that is created by apprentices.

“National Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic opportunity to shine the spotlight on apprenticeships and how they help employers grow their own talent and provide a great opportunity for apprentices to earn while they learn.”

The National Apprenticeship Service aims to help the UK generate a more highly skilled workforce through apprenticeships, skills competitions and awards that create opportunity, support development and showcase excellence.

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