This year’s National Apprenticeship Week will run from Monday 9th to Friday 13th March. The event is managed by the Skills Funding Agency and involves hundreds of nationally coordinated events designed to recognise and promote apprenticeship success. Apprentices, employers and training providers will all come together during this week to celebrate the difference that apprenticeships are making to the people and businesses throughout the UK.
The Skills Minister, Nick Boles said:
“Apprenticeships deliver work for young people and adults, enabling them to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. We are once again looking forward to raising the profile of Apprenticeships and celebrating the important role they have in equipping people of all ages with the skills that they need to prosper in their lives”.
Throughout the week, we’ll be publishing a number of essential guides specifically designed to help employers and apprentices to get the most out of the apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for young people to acquire knowledge and skills, while simultaneously achieving nationally recognised qualifications. They also provide businesses with a flexible way to fund the development of their talent, while still retaining control over what is being taught within the qualification; this is something that academic qualifications just don’t provide.
“According to the National Apprenticeship Service, 44% of graduates wish that they had completed an apprenticeship instead of their degree”.
Here at Health and Fitness Education (HFE) we deliver a wide-range of fitness industry apprenticeships, including fitness instructor, activity leadership and personal training. Working with a number of large and small businesses, we have a reputation for success and proven track record for delivering outstanding training and support to apprentices and employers alike.