Broxtowe Borough Council will be helping to showcase National Apprenticeship week with a display in the Council Office reception in Beeston from Monday 11th March. By raising the profile of the achievements and benefits of apprenticeships the Council will join organisations across the UK to encourage others to get involved.
The sixth annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from Monday 11th to Friday 15th March 2013. The week is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.
Councillor David Watts, Cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration at Broxtowe Borough Council, said:
“We are delighted to be involved with the National Apprenticeship Service. For young people, apprenticeships can lead to good careers with real progression and they get paid whilst also gaining official qualifications and work experience.
“Young people face many obstacles in finding employment once they have left school or college, which is why we are committed to supporting apprenticeship programmes as we know many a career has been kick-started this way.
“There are a record number of apprenticeships available at the moment and we are delighted to be playing our part in this.”
Broxtowe Borough Council is committed to developing apprenticeship placements and already has established an apprenticeship programme and currently employs 10 apprentices and has just recruited three more. These young people work in a variety of roles across all the Council services including Housing Repairs, Corporate Communications, Transport, Building Services, Economic Development and Leisure.
As well as the reception display, case studies and details of how to become involved will be on the Council’s website. Leaflets and promotional material is also available from the Council Offices and on request.
For employers, apprenticeships through the National Apprenticeship Service are of a high standard, quality assured and can generate sustainable growth. Over 250 skills and industries are on offer. Business can also benefit from national awards, competitions, as well as receive funding to enable them to take on apprentices.
The Apprenticeship Week display and publicity will also help launch a wider campaign led by National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with the Council, Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses and other partners. Starting in April 2013, it is hoped to encourage employers not currently benefiting from apprentices to take advantage of the exciting programme.
All apprenticeship positions available with Broxtowe Borough Council are published on the Council’s website, as well as being published to the Broxtowe Borough Council Facebook and Twitter profiles.
If you are a local employer wishing to pledge your support to the Apprenticeship Campaign and are interested in taking on an apprentice to help your business grow, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council using the contact details provided below.
Economic Development Team
Address: Council Offices
Tel:0115 917 3074 Fax:0115 917 3377