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Training: Businesses urged to support National Apprenticeship Week 2014

06:00 05 January 2014

Local businesses taking part in an Apprenticeship Fair held at at Suffolk New College in Ipswich in March last year.

Local businesses taking part in an Apprenticeship Fair held at at Suffolk New College in Ipswich in March last year.


An online toolkit has been launched to support businesses and training organisations interested in getting involved in National Apprenticeship Week 2014, which starts on March 3.


The National Apprenticeship Service is encouraging employers to organise activities under the theme of “Great Apprenticeships” in order to demonstrate that apprenticeships are good for businesses and for individual careers.

The tool kit can be found at www.apprenticeships.org.uk .

Now in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is a way of celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Some examples of how employers can support the week include:

: : Arranging for a member of management and an apprentice to take part in a job swap;

: : Hosting a “Made by apprentices” open day to showcase the work of apprentices to others;

: : Tweeting pictures of products that have been #madebyapprentices;

: : Use the “pledgeometer”, new for 2014, to pledge apprentice job vacancies in the run to, and during the week.

Karen Woodward, interim national Director of apprenticeships at the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic opportunity to shine the spotlight on Apprenticeships and how they help employers grow their own talent and provide a great opportunity for apprentices to earn while they learn.”



  • in the old days they used to train them four five years and then lay them off because they had not got a job for them.

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

  • why do people start up these fancy name sites.firms do not want people to tell them how to take on apprentices , they have been doing it since year dot.

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    Sunday, January 5, 2014

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