National Apprenticeships Week is a time to celebrate the brilliant work of apprentices and all that apprenticeships have to offer, says The Forward Trust’s Executive Director of Employment Services, Asi Panditharatna.
Welcome to National Apprenticeships Week 2023! Join us in celebrating the brilliant work of apprentices, their employers and the families that support them.
This year’s theme is Skills for Life, focusing on how apprenticeships can increase the confidence, skills, knowledge, and behaviours needed to succeed in a job and career.
At a time of growing economic uncertainty, with more jobs requiring higher levels of education, apprenticeships are a valuable way to build the skills and knowledge that can often lead to a rewarding career, with better levels of pay and benefits.
In our experience as a leading Adult Education Budget provider, learners we have supported into apprenticeships frequently access better paid, more stable and exciting employment opportunities. Our employers and providers support learners to start apprenticeships by providing awareness sessions, practice interviews, work trials and often roles paying a Real Living Wage.
Through our Prison Apprenticeship Pathway, funded by Porticus UK and working in partnership with apprenticeship providers such as Umbrella Training, we also support prison leavers into high quality apprenticeships in hospitality, a potentially vital step in someone turning their life around.
This week, we are celebrating our achievements delivering the Employability Practitioner Standard (Level 4), an exciting programme of learning that helps up-skill professionals working in the employability sector. We look forward to sharing some first-hand experiences of our inspiring apprentices.
In 2023, we are planning to expand our Employability Practitioner apprenticeship within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors as well as local authorities that are delivering employability support and information, advice and guidance (IAG) services. Watch this space!
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