National Apprenticeship Week begins today running from 9 to 13 March 2015 and will celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The objective of National Apprenticeship Week 2015 is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships. The overarching theme for for the week is to challenge us all to think about how much we really know about apprenticeships.
National Apprenticeship Week 2015 is all about:
- getting more small businesses to take on apprentices
- promoting the range and breadth of apprenticeships on offer, including those at Higher level and within blue chip companies
- celebrating apprenticeships and the level of success that learners can achieve
To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week, Minister for Pensions Steve Webb MP has today launched a new National Express scheme specifically geared to help people re-enter the world of work. It is specifically designed for people for whom age or extended career breaks pose a barrier to employment. The scheme is initially focussed on professional driving apprenticeships but will be extended to other roles in the organisation.