Getting behind National Apprenticeship Week

Local Tamworth MP Christopher Pincher is supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy in a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

The ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week, running from 4 to 8 March 2019, is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week and will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships.  

The Week also highlights the huge number of high quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country, in a huge variety of sectors, including aviation engineering, nursing, finance and policing.

MP’s, employers, apprentices, parents, schools and apprenticeship training providers have all shown their support for The Week through wearing an apprenticeship badge of support on social media channels; attending one of hundreds of events taking place across England and firing up the next wave of apprentices by encouraging them to join the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network.

Christopher Pincher MP said:

Providing our young people with the best start to get on in life and have a rewarding career is an area close to my heart. Apprenticeships can give young people this opportunity to learn a valuable skill while earning at the same time. They can raise the productivity of the businesses they join and I have always been proud to support them.

Last year I was fortunate to visit Madewell Products and meet a group of apprentices, starting in their long and skilled careers in the clothing industry.

“I want to raise awareness of apprenticeships, and encourage more employers to start their own apprenticeship programme. There are already lots of businesses that hire apprentices across Tamworth, including Drayton Manor Park. During Apprenticeship Week I will be visiting a number of local businesses, and I am looking forward to hearing more about their experiences.”

If you want to find an apprenticeship locally or further away you can view the opportunities on www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship