The National Apprenticeship Service has announced that it will run from Monday, 9 March to Friday, 13 March 2015. The main aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals who choose to earn while they learn, as well as on the businesses that employ them and the wider economy.
The week of activities is co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, which encourages employers, apprentices, training providers, business support organisations, colleges and schools across the country to help support and publicise the week by hosting activities that showcase the benefits of apprenticeships and the achievements of current and former apprentices.
As the dates for National Apprenticeship Week 2015 were announced, Skills Minister Nick Boles commented that apprenticeships deliver work for young people and adults, enabling them to work towards a real qualification and a real future. For businesses that employ apprentices the benefits are clear: they are able to “grow their own talent.”
National Apprenticeship Week continues to go from strength to strength. Next year’s event is anticipated to further raise the profile of apprenticeships and celebrate the important role they play in equipping people with the skills they need to prosper in their lives, the minister added.
At present more than 100,000 employers in England offer apprenticeships in 200,000 locations right across the country. Young people who are thinking about undertaking an apprenticeship can choose from over 170 industries and 1,500 different job roles.