What’s on during National Apprenticeship Week 2017: Climbing the ladder of opportunity

The tenth National Apprenticeship Week will be celebrated across the country this year with an adventurous round of activities.

The celebration, of all the wonderful things that apprenticeships have to offer, kicks off on Monday, March 6.

This year’s theme is the skills minster Robert Halfon’s [pictured above] concept of the “ladder of opportunity”, and will focus on the many positive outcomes of taking up an apprenticeship.

Providers, employers and learners alike have been busy putting together innovative ways to celebrate apprenticeships across all industries and levels, to show just how life-changing the experience can be.

The events scheduled for 2017 include everything from job swapping, to learn about different roles and challenge stereotypes, to awards ceremonies which mark big achievements over the past year.

Some of the plans are branching into truly exciting new territory too.

A Guinness World Record attempt will take place on Tuesday, aiming to create the largest ever online apprenticeship and careers event.

And a live TV show about apprenticeships in the digital sector will be broadcast from the Digital Leaders YouTube channel on Friday.

The events described on this pages should give a taste of just some of the gems to look forward to during the week – click on the image below to view full-size..

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