We’re all about shaping the logistics and supply chain professionals of the future, so we were delighted to learn that the National Apprenticeship Service has announced the 10th annual National Apprenticeship Week, set to take place from 6th to 10th March 2017.
National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, and seeks to celebrate the benefits that apprenticeships and traineeships bring to not only individuals and businesses, but also the wider economy.
Celebrating a decade of success
The 10th National Apprenticeship Week will bring together employers and apprentices from across England in recognition of the success of apprenticeships over the past decade, with the aim of encouraging more people to see the value of apprenticeships as a fast route to the most rewarding career.
Two toolkits have already been created to enable apprentices, employers, MPs, schools, colleges and training providers alike to start to plan how they will support the week. Included in these toolkits are key messages, tips on hosting events and even PR and social media suggestions.
Apprenticeships play a “vital role”
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon commented:
“National Apprenticeship Week is about celebrating the best in apprenticeships and traineeships. The week highlights the vital role apprenticeships and traineeships play in giving people from all backgrounds a ladder of opportunity. Last year’s National Apprenticeship Week saw some amazing achievements, but I want 2017 to be the best yet. I look forward to meeting apprentices and businesses throughout the week and showcasing the great work they do.”
Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, voiced similar sentiments, stating:
“National Apprenticeship Week is an important date in the calendar as the week brings to the forefront of everyone’s minds the importance of helping to get more people to consider becoming an apprentice, whilst we celebrate the success apprenticeships bring to business.”
Now’s the time for your firm to think about apprenticeships
We are really looking forward to this year’s National Apprenticeship Week here at Bis Henderson Academy, including its celebration of the value of apprenticeships for individuals and businesses alike.
With apprenticeships helping organisations in our own sector to think about the skills and capabilities that they will require in their supply chain professionals of the future, National Apprenticeship Week 2017 could barely be better-timed to help ensure that firms across the UK logistics sector enjoy the best possible start to the year.
Apprenticeship Levy paying employers will be able to utilise their levy credits from May 17. For more information on how we are already enabling our clients to make the Levy work to their benefit and how we can support your organisation in a similar way contact us now.