National Apprenticeship week is fast approaching and we want you to make the most of it! Running from the 3rd to 9th of February, National Apprenticeship week aims to demonstrate the many benefits that an apprenticeship can bring by raising awareness and encouraging employers to recruit apprentices in their workforce. Employers are asked to open their doors in a nationwide series of “Look Beyond” events to bring apprentices, parents and teachers together and fire up conversation around apprenticeships. Nationally, schools, colleges, employers and training organisations will be supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2020 by holding events and hosting activities to promote apprenticeship opportunities.
If you’re thinking of launching a new career, an apprenticeship may just be the perfect opportunity for you. Despite the stigma around apprenticeships and their wage, it is important to remember that you are learning whilst you earn and gaining important hands-on experience, rather than sitting in a classroom. Did you know around 76% of employers are willing to offer full time employment to apprentices following completion of their qualifications? Many managers believe that apprenticeships give young adults an advantage over those going straight into full-time employment.
Whilst you may start your apprenticeship on a lower wage, a company that you have been with since the start of your apprenticeship are much more likely to make your starting salary higher than minimum wage, compared to if you go straight into a company from an external form of education such as a degree.
If you want to gain accreditations and skills to excel and climb your chosen career ladder, why not take a look at apprenticeship opportunities near you? Check out events in your local area and pay them a visit during National Apprenticeship Week! We advise you to ask as many questions as possible and take away as much information as you can.
Here at the Aspire Training Team we work with young people and employers all across Dorset, Hampshire, Devon, Wiltshire and Somerset, to become or hire an apprentice in sectors such as Childcare, Business Administration, Customer Service and more. Since 1997 we have been creating meaningful opportunities and driving apprentices into their dream career. Take a look at some of our success stories!
“I love doing an apprenticeship because it empowers me as a 19-year-old. It allows me to take responsibility and apply hands-on experience to extend my business knowledge, backed up by my portfolio of evidence and written pieces.”
Business Admin apprentice
We look forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship week with our current apprentices and many new ones in 2020.
To find out more information email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit National Apprenticeship Week 2020