National Apprenticeship Week: 4th-8th March

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National Apprenticeship Week: 4th-8th March

National Apprenticeship Week: 4th-8th March

Today (March 4th) marks the start of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration of apprenticeships that aims to bring the entire apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact that these positions can have not just on individuals and employers, but on the economy as well.

A new leader board and quality mark has now been set up to help celebrate the top employers who are helping to lead what is being viewed as the apprenticeship revolution to encourage more people into skilled jobs and help boost British business.

The leader board will be independently judged and published each year, expected to rate the Top 100 large apprentice employers, as well as the top 50 small to medium-sized enterprises.

It aims to encourage employers to improve the quality of their apprentice offer, while helping potential apprentices and their parents to identify opportunities with high-performing companies.

Damian Hinds, education secretary, made the announcement, saying: “We’ve transformed apprenticeships in this country. But that wouldn’t have been possible without the employers who have been at the forefront of developing new high-quality apprenticeship opportunities that provide great training, and the employers who have embraced the huge benefits apprenticeships are bringing to their workplaces.

“This National Apprenticeship Week, I want to celebrate their contribution – giving thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to learn new skills and secure an exciting career.”

Earlier this year, the Department for Education launched its Fire It Up campaign to help address outdated perceptions of apprenticeships, while raising awareness of the huge variety of the options available to people of all ages and backgrounds.

And in April 2017, an apprenticeship levy was introduced to create long-term sustainable funding for apprenticeships, giving companies a real chance to invest in high-quality training while growing their business and gaining the skilled workforce they need in order to thrive.

Apprenticeships in the construction sector

There are a variety of roles on offer in this industry, whether you’re interested in stonemasonry or welding. If you’re a practical person and like finding out how different components work and are put together, a job in this sector could be the right choice for you.

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re 16 years old or older, eligible to work in England and not in full-time education. It might be worth setting up an account on the official government website to help you manage applications and receive alerts whenever new apprenticeships become available.

It might also be worth getting in touch with the various construction companies in your local area to see if they’re taking on apprentices at the moment and if you could come in in for an informal interview. Being proactive can certainly yield positive dividends so don’t be shy about getting on the phone.

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