National Apprenticeship Week 2017

The reasoning behind National Apprenticeship Week is to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy. Aspire Training Team are excited to celebrate the week by letting all apprentices know how important they are to a business and that the work they have been doing is important in bringing fresh ideas and motivated work ethic to the organisation.

Aspire run many different apprenticeship schemes, ranging from Level 1-5 childcare to Level 1-5 in business administration. The main benefit people see from doing an apprenticeship instead of a degree is the fact you ‘earn while you learn’ meaning you don’t have to worry about huge debts that are consequential to a degree, but you get the same experience and skills through being an apprentice.

People are changing their views on how beneficial an apprenticeship is and with more coverage promoting apprenticeships, there is definitely an increase in awareness and popularity. Not just with prospective candidates but with businesses also reaping the benefits of hard-working and loyal staff. There are up to 20,000 apprenticeships available in the UK alone and this number will increase post Apprenticeship Levy in April 2017 (you can learn more about the Levy here).

It is always worth looking into all avenues before you embark on a life changing decision. Whether going to university or undertaking an apprenticeship. For further information on National Apprenticeship Week and for further benefits of an apprenticeship, speak with us on 01202 551553 or email

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