The theme behind the 13th Annual National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will be “Look Beyond” taking place from the 3rd – 7th February 2020.

Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, the ‘Look Beyond’ theme celebrates diversity and the value that Apprenticeships bring to not just Apprentices but also employers and the communities across England. The goal is to highlight the talent and energy Apprentices bring into the workplace and this theme will serve as a “shout out” for the Apprenticeship communities to showcase the true meaning of diversity within Apprenticeships:

  • Calling on young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment and export career opportunities and industries available through Apprenticeships
  • Calling on employers to look beyond traditional hiring routes and see the value Apprentices bring to their workforce
  • Calling on parents and teachers to look beyond old pre-conceptions around Apprenticeships, building understanding of the true value they bring and sharing this with young people

National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to applaud and celebrate Apprenticeship success across the Country, to promote and extend the messages to audiences who are less familiar with the value and return they bring. Employers/Training Providers/Apprentices should all use the opportunity to promote their success stories of Apprenticeship programmes through all kinds of avenues.

IPS will be doing just that and promoting Apprenticeships with an array of events and inviting local Secondary School students into our Training Centre, to speak with our existing Apprentices, asking questions about Apprenticeships and to see our Engineering workshop to help attract the next generation of Apprentices to kick start their career.

Keith Smith, Director, Apprenticeships Group, ESFA said; With National Apprenticeship Week going into its thirteenth year, everyone behind and involved in it must also ‘Look Beyond’ and consider how and where we talk about Apprenticeships, to ensure that we reach all corners and communities of the Country with this important message.

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