Rising to the Top – Supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2016

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016, Aspire Training Team have created two videos to show how ex-apprentices have risen to the top through their training to tie in with the theme, ‘Rising to the top.’

The first video showcases childcare apprentices who have progressed through their career up to a nursery manager, deputy manager, room manager and more.  The second video includes accounts assistants, administration managers, IT assistants and Sales consultants talking about how their Business Administration apprenticeship helped them to achieve their current job role.

2016 marks the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 14-18 March 2016, with hundreds of events expected to take place across England.  The week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Aspire Training Team will be celebrating their apprentices with Kelly Russell, Training Team Director, visiting over 100 of their apprentices to thank them for their hard work and rewarding them with gifts.

Kelly commented, “I started as a childcare apprentice in 1996 at a small nursery in Parkstone. After completing my apprenticeship, I achieved my Childcare Level 2 and Level 3, D32, D33, V1, Key Skills Maths, English, ICT, Level 4 in Learning and Development and my Level 7 in Management. My greatest achievement has to be working my way up through the company from an apprentice to Director of the Aspire Training Team after achieving my Level 7 in Management.

“Most of the assessors and tutors within Aspire also started off as apprentices, so the advice we give is from our own knowledge and experience. National Apprenticeship Week is something we support each year, it’s fantastic that a week dedicated purely to apprentices is now so well recognised and supported by other organisations as well as ourselves.”

To watch the videos, please navigate to the apprenticeships page, alternatively click here to view the Childcare progression video or here for Business Administration video.

Zoe Roberts, Marketing Assistant for Aspire Training Team, said, “I joined the company as an apprentice so for me, the theme this year is definitely something worth shouting about. It is important for young people to realise you don’t need to go to college or university to achieve the career you want. Apprenticeships are a great way to progress and develop your career path.”

Aspire Training Team have a wide variety of resources to help you to decide whether an apprenticeship is the right route to take, whether it’s for you, your child or a friend. Here are some of our handy tips you should consider when thinking about an apprenticeship.

 Is an apprenticeship right for my child’s future career path?

Misconceptions held by young adults surrounding apprenticeships

5 step plan to becoming an apprentice

How to make the most out of school and gain a glowing CV

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