It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2020 and we are excited to celebrate
National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) brings together employers and apprentices across the UK and is a fantastic opportunity to put the spotlight on apprentices, focussing on the key theme for this year which is #LookBeyond.
Everyone’s experience of an apprenticeship is different, and National Apprenticeship Week is a chance for us to celebrate apprentices themselves, appreciate their hard work and focus on what makes them unique.
National Apprenticeship Week this year sees the government encouraging employers and young people to “Look Beyond” in a bid to increase the profile of apprenticeships.
Looking beyond will entail calling on young people to explore the diversity of career options and industries now available to them through apprenticeships.
Employers are being asked to look beyond traditional hiring routes and, says the Department for Education, “shout about the value they already see from diversifying their workforce by employing apprentices”.
Parents and teachers are also being asked to look beyond tired preconceptions around apprenticeships and to share with young people a better understanding of the true value they bring.
What is an apprenticeship?
It’s a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You’re treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment and holiday leave.
What are the types of apprenticeships available?
There are hundreds of different apprenticeships to choose from. Whether you’re at the start of your career, want to change career direction, or if you’re returning to work after a break.
All apprenticeships make sure you’re ‘job ready’ for the role you have trained for.
Apprentices earn a salary right from day one of their employment and training.
If you think you need better skills and need more work experience so that you’re ready to apply for your chosen apprenticeship – you could consider doing a traineeship.
For more information on apprenticeships and the #fireitup campaign. Visit the Gov website here.