January 2021


Apprenticeships integral to mission to Build the Future

Warwickshire County Council's Economy & Skills team has pulled together a pack of resources to support secondary schools across the county in their preparation for National Apprenticeship Week (February 8-14).

The comprehensive pack highlights all the key information that pupils and parents may need when looking at apprenticeships and underlines the Council's longstanding commitment to apprenticeships.

The theme for Apprenticeship Week this year is 'Build the Future' - and the county council and its partners regard apprenticeships as an integral part of the future for the region's economy as businesses consider how to consolidate and grow post-pandemic.

The 'Your Future Career in Apprenticeships’ pack covers key aspects of apprenticeships – from what they are, to local training providers to films showing apprentices talking about their experiences. They show how apprenticeships can form the perfect bridge between talented young people and the businesses who need them.

The pack includes:

• A Guide to Apprenticeships with information on what an apprenticeship is and the different levels of apprenticeship, where to find further info and useful websites

• A list of training providers and a small selection of businesses who have taken part in Future Careers Filming: Digital Marketplace offering apprenticeships in Warwickshire

• Your Future Careers in Apprenticeship films (from WCC's Future Careers Filming: Digital Marketplace project)

• A list of Apprenticeship Week activities taking place virtually across training providers and local businesses

• An Amazing Apprenticeships Resource pack

• A National Apprenticeship Week interactive student guide

• An Apprenticeship Directory showing apprenticeships offered across Warwickshire’s training providers

Due to lockdown, all activities during this year's National Apprenticeship Week are virtual but there is still plenty happening in Warwickshire online.
Scheduled events include online chats about apprenticeships in engineering, technology, the motor industry, construction, agriculture and horticulture.

Niki Takhar, Employability & Skills Project Officer, at Warwickshire County Council, said: "With lockdown in place, our National Apprenticeship Week events will be very different this year, but there is still loads going on and we thank very much all the businesses and training providers who will deliver events.

"This is a very difficult time for businesses but, among all the uncertainty, some things will remain the same and one of those is the high value of apprenticeship, both to young people embarking on their careers and to employers looking to recruit and train talented school-leavers."

To find out more or promote any apprenticeship activities you are running please visit Warwickshire Skills Hub social media – https://www.linkedin.com/company/warwickshire-skills-hub


To see the full range of support availale from Warwickshire Skills Hub, please visit here.


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