A new video from the National Apprenticeship Service, entitled “Apprenticeships – Our 2020 Vision”, shows how the organization is planning to work towards the Government plans to develop three million apprenticeship opportunities by 2020, by promoting the benefits of becoming, and hiring, an apprentice.
There are currently over 100,000 businesses in the UK offering placements to 850,000 individuals.
The NAS say in their video, “Our vision for the future is to encourage individuals to get involved in this high-quality path to a successful career, by providing training in a professional or technical route, from work placements, traineeships and apprenticeships right up to degree level, with opportunities suitable for every young person and every employer.” To watch the video in full, click here.
The video goes on to explain the benefits of becoming an apprentice; 83% of apprentices say that their career prospects have improved. Employer designed standards are also explained, where trailblazer employers have developed their own standards to be able to recruit apprentices who meet the skills they need; a fantastic step towards reducing the skills gap currently being experienced in the UK. The video concludes with reference to the Institute for Apprenticeships which will be launched in April 2017. The independent, employer led body will regulate the quality of apprenticeships.
Sasha O’Connor, a Level 2 Childcare Apprentice from Aspire Training Team, commented about her apprenticeship, “Since starting my apprenticeship I feel that my confidence as a person has grown. I have an amazing sense of accomplishment when I think to when I started I had few responsibilities to now I am privileged enough to have my own Key Child. I feel I am succeeding in my role of a childcare apprentice and already developing qualities that are shown in senior nursery assistants. This is not just a job/apprenticeship to me, it is a genuine pleasure to come to work.”
The Aspire Training Team places apprentices with employers across Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. If you’re interested in becoming an apprentice, or you’re an employer wanting to hire an apprentice, you can contact the team on 01202 551553 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.