National Apprenticeship Week – (11th – 15th March 2013)
National training and apprenticeship specialist Business Impact will be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with dozens of regional employers and hundreds of apprentices with a range of activities, from an employer conference to school visits and a search for Apprentice of the Year.
Throughout the National Apprenticeship Week (11th– 15thMarch) Business Impact are holding a series of events and activities to promote great employers and outstanding apprentices to highlight how in the North East, the apprenticeship agenda is driving many businesses growth. Activities planned during the week include:
- Tuesday 12th March – 4.00pm – 6.00pm (Regus Building, Quayside, Newcastle)
Employer conference - The benefits of Apprenticeships, with key speakers including Phil Kane, Partner, PG Legal. Over 30 employers will come together for an informal conference featuring the major achievements over the last 12 months on apprenticeship programme development.
- Thursday 14th March – Throughout the day (various locations)
Apprentices school visits - A range of apprentices and their mentors/assessors will be returning to their own schools to speak to groups of pupils about the benefits of an apprenticeship and the advantages of using an apprenticeship to develop career opportunities.
- Friday 15th March – 1.30pm - Business Impact offices in Team Valley (TBC)
Apprentice of the Year Presentation – From the hundreds of apprentices placed across the North East in 2012, one apprentice (nominated by their employer) will be unveiled as the Business Impact Apprentice of the Year and will receive an Ipad as a prize from Business Impact for their outstanding work.
The sixth National Apprenticeship Week has the theme ‘Building a Better Future’ and focuses on the four core values of apprenticeships which are quality, growth, pride and value. Demonstrating to employers and apprentices the many benefits of apprenticeships, this week will encourage employers to look at the high quality apprenticeships available, and the ability to achieve sustainable business growth by investing in apprenticeship development. For apprentices this week will aim to provide a clear vision of the opportunities for career progression and rapid skills development which can be achieved through a high quality apprenticeship. The National Apprenticeship Service has developed a toolkit for anyone wanting to take part in National Apprenticeship Week which is available from www.apprenticeships.org.uk
David Steel, Sales Director at Business Impact commented: ‘National Apprenticeship Week will be a celebration of all that has been achieved in recent years to develop high quality apprenticeships, and bringing the apprenticeship agenda to all parts of the business community. For many employers who traditionally don’t see the potential of apprenticeships, a week long programme of events like this will help identify opportunities, and best practice in the development of high quality young people through a robust and well developed scheme. This week also acknowledges many of the fantastic young people who are achieving real career development through their participation in apprenticeships.’
About Business Impact
Business Impact is a national provider of results focused training, competitively delivered nationally across most industry sectors. The business works with companies of all sizes ranging from large multinationals to small local businesses, delivering Apprenticeships (fully funded in many cases), NVQs and commercial training. Whether looking for a 1 day bespoke workshop or want to recruit and train staff as an Apprentice, Business Impact expert trainers and support staff can help in every aspect of this process.
Business Impact prides itself on the delivery of service, experience and flexibility in the training and development market
Business Impact offers a complete one stop solution for the identification, training and development of people within your business. Business Impact works across all levels within an organisation from apprentices to senior management/leadership.
Business Impact provides a team of highly experienced personnel within the training and development environment, with the added value of offering a commercial perspective on how to best support your business.
The range of services available from apprenticeship recruitment, skills academy development and long term training and development partner, ensures that Business Impact can offer a full national service on any level to support organisations in various sectors.