INFRA Skills Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2022

INFRA Skills Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2022

In this article, we look forward to National Apprenticeship Week 2022, the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, which will take place from February 7th to February 13th, 2022.

What is National Apprenticeship Week 2022?

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (NAW 2022) brings together employers and apprentices from across the country to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses, and the economy.

Theme is Build the Future

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is “build the future,” reflecting on how they can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career, as well as businesses, grow a talented workforce with future-ready skills.

The whole apprenticeship community comes together to encourage employers of the many positive differences they can make in plugging the skills gap and boosting the wider economy.
Apprenticeships have helped employers to grow and have provided many benefits, increased skills, diversified the workforce and made a positive impact.

Investing in Training for Future Growth

Employers can put training at the heart of their plans for future growth and the theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2002 is meant to encourage and promote the great opportunity and benefits for all those involved, from schools and colleges to employers and the apprentices themselves.

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is a way to showcase many different aspects through a series of events and virtual events that take place to get all the information out to parents, students, and every employer in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

What is an Apprenticeship?

National Apprenticeship Week brings a real focus. An apprenticeship is a real job with an assessment and skills development programme. It is a way to earn money while learning valuable skills, competence, and knowledge in a specific job role.

The apprentice obtains this through a combination of on-the-job learning, formal off-the-job training, and the opportunity to apply new skills in a real-world setting. Apprenticeships benefit both employers and individuals, and by improving workforce skills, they help boost economic productivity.

We spoke to Steven Morley, General Manager of INFRA Skills about Apprenticeships, who was also an apprentice early in his career, who said:

“The apprenticeship programme is something close to my heart, and it’s something I’ve advocated for and promoted because the opportunities are endless. We are delighted to be able to support those who wish to work in this sector and upskill them to develop and further their careers, and we are very proud to be able to offer opportunities within the rail and construction through our apprenticeship programme.”

Bridging the Skills Gap

A skills gap has been identified in many sectors, and a lack of a sufficient number of skilled workers is putting the UK economy under greater pressure amid more intense competition from abroad.
Through National Apprenticeship Week 2022 and highlighting the value of apprenticeships, companies can help address this skills gap and boost productivity, leading to a more robust economy and more opportunities for individuals across the country.

How do I find an Apprenticeship?

There are many Apprenticeship providers out there who have opportunities for you to work as an apprentice. You can use the government’s online tool to find a suitable Apprenticeship, visit companies’ own websites to see if they have any opportunities for you, or speak with your college, training provider or local careers service about what Apprenticeships are available.

Choosing Training Providers

We’ve looked at the benefits apprenticeships bring, but when looking at apprenticeship programmes it is important to find the right training provider for your needs.

INFRA Skills is a Birmingham-based training company that focuses on rail and construction. Along with their dedicated training centre, they have a specialised training area on-site. They have been awarded NSAR Gold for Rail Training Delivery, so you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the best training available.

INFRA Skills offers apprenticeships in Rail and Construction, leading to nationally recognised qualifications at the end of the programme.

For further information about INFRA Skills and the courses they offer, please contact them on 0330 113 0004 visit their website: www.infraskills.co.uk.

Apprenticeships in other Sectors

Apprenticeships are available in many sectors, not only construction and rail. You could become an Apprentice Chef or Apprentice Baker, for example. Many companies specialise in training apprentices, so if you are interested, the best place to start looking is online.

When you decide which sector you would like to work in, look at what qualifications are required for that role in order to become an apprentice.

Learn New Skills and Gain Experience

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of learning new skills and gaining experience in the workplace without committing yourself financially to tertiary education. They offer excellent training that employers across the country highly value, so they are very worthwhile if you choose them wisely!

 

You can find out more about National Apprenticeship Week 2022 at: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/what-is-naw-2022

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