The surge in the number of companies hiring apprentices to bolster their workforces looks set to continue in 2022, with a new wave of ambitious, workplace-ready students ready to ‘Build The Future’ as we emerge from the pandemic.
With National Apprenticeship Week once again set to put the spotlight on the benefits apprentices can bring to a company, Northampton College is preparing to embrace the campaign and highlight the impact students have had on local businesses.
Pat Brennan-Barrett, principal of Northampton College, said:
“We are passionate about apprenticeships and have engaged with more than 600 key local partners – including employers such as the NHS, Balfour Beatty, Taylor Wimpey, Kier and Engie – to ensure our curriculum is effectively aligned to industry and economic needs.
“We’ll be putting on a range of activities throughout Apprenticeship Week from school visits and assemblies to Q&As and drop-ins, where people can ask questions and find out more about apprenticeships.”
Now in its 15th year, National Apprenticeship Week aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships amongst employers, individuals, teachers, parents and the media in order to celebrate the positive impact they have on businesses and the wider economy.
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will be ‘Build The Future’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with
Pat Brennan-Barrett added:
“As we begin to try to make plans for the year ahead, we recognise that young people and their families are facing further disruption and uncertainty. Employers in multiple sectors are still recruiting for apprenticeships and we are keen to give our students the best possible chance of securing work in their chosen industry.”
Northampton College is keen to work alongside employers to create opportunities for students to experience the workplace in a real-world setting.
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