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Investing in Apprenticeships Appreciated

07 March 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
Making its welcome appearance and in its seventh year, National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 March 2014) has been running and is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. 

There have been a whole series of events, including meetings involving major government figures such as Nick Clegg (pictured) and Chancellor George Osborne.

The objectives of National Apprenticeship Week 2014 are to:

•    Increase awareness, understanding and demand for Apprenticeships
•    Celebrate Apprenticeship talent, skills, achievements and successes
•    Promote all Apprenticeship levels and progression routes, including Traineeships.


The overarching theme for National Apprenticeship Week this year was:

•    Great Apprenticeships
•    ‘Great Businesses’ are made by apprentices and apprenticeships lead to ‘Great Prospects’.
“It is about demonstrating that Apprenticeships are great for businesses, personal careers and creating opportunities for both employers and apprentices,” explained Matthew Hancock, Skill Minister.

Pictured: Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister, addressing a gathering of eager apprentices during National Apprentices Week.

Article written by Mike Gannon | Published 07 March 2014


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