IPS celebrated this year’s National Apprenticeship Week 2017 with a range of events, advice sessions and promotional spots. Events and campaigns took place up and down the country from the 6th – 10th March with training providers, colleges, employers and various other institutions celebrating the fantastic contribution apprentices have on our society.

We kicked off by attending the Bexley Apprenticeship Event on Monday, engaging with hundreds of young learners from the local area regarding their futures and the possibility of taking on apprenticeships.

We attended the Chatham Job Centre’s Apprenticeship Fair on Tuesday, talking to jobseekers about considering apprenticeships as a route back into the workplace.

IPS’s Managing Director Ramsay Cowan was a special guest on the Business Bunker Radio Show with Paul Andrews and Jules Serkin. Ramsay gave an insight into the work IPS does and the benefits for employers that work with us, as well as giving insight into upcoming apprenticeship reforms.

Listen back by visiting www.kentbusinessradio.co.uk/show-316

We were also grateful to be invited to an IAG session at the Street Soccer Foundation in Gillingham. IPS’s Jason Spencer and Alix Taylor met with a group of young people to introduce the Find an Apprenticeship website and help learners with registration on to the service.

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 will be taking place from 6th-10th March 2017, based around the theme ‘Ladder of Opportunity’. The week will aim to encourage more employers to take on apprentices and individuals to choose an apprenticeship as a ladder of opportunity to a great career.

See below for a full brief of what IPS will be doing throughout the week.


Bexley Apprenticeship Careers Event

IPS will be at the London Borough of Bexley’s Apprenticeship Careers Event to provide information for the area’s young residents and their parents/carers about apprenticeships and career progression.

Monday 6th March
Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AT
6.30pm – 8.30pm


Job Centre Chatham Apprenticeship Event

Chatham Job Centre will be holding an Apprenticeship Jobs Fair as part of National Apprenticeship Week to help people into work. IPS will be in attendance to discuss our latest apprenticeships with members of the public.

Tuesday 7th March
Crown House, The Brook, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LQ
10.00am – 12.30pm


Business Bunker Radio show appearance

IPS will be appearing on Business Bunker Radio to discuss apprenticeships, and discussing the value of apprentices for Kent businesses.

Tuesday 7th March
1.00pm – 3.00pm


‘Meet the Employers’ event with Street Soccer Foundation CIC (Closed Event)

IPS will be engaging with Street Soccer Foundation’s young learners about new apprenticeship vacancies.

Wednesday 8th March
Social Media

Follow IPS on social media throughout the week for all new case studies and updates about learners’ progression after completing their apprenticeship.

Twitter: @Ipsint
Facebook: /ipsinternational