The National Apprenticeship Week is designed to celebrate the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and on businesses and the wider economy,
Raising the profile of this important event helps to commuicate the benefits of apprenticeship schemes to employers in the hope that it will encourage more businesses to recruit apprentices. Now is a great time for businesses to grow their talent whilst developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
It also aims to encourage and support more young people and adults to seek out information and to consider apprenticeships as a positive way to get the skills they need for a great job which could ultimately fast track them to a great career.
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon said:
"National Apprenticeship Week is about celebrating the best in apprenticeships and traineeships. The week highlights the vital role apprenticeships and traineeships play in giving people from all backgrounds a ladder of opportunity."
Keep up to date with the news from the National Apprenticeship week by following the twitter handle @apprenticeships. You can also use the hashtag #NAW2017
Benefits of apprenticeships
If you are a business and considering bringing an apprentice in to your business read all the benefits of doing so here. Apprentices are well known for giving all companies a real boost - not just in productivity levels but in morale too.
Apprenticeships in a small business
Find out all there is to know about apprenticeships in our fantastic new mini guide. Information includes what is involved in taking on an apprentice, how to find a scheme and how much to pay apprentices.