Apprenticeship Week (1 - 5 February 2010) is organised by the National Apprenticeship Service and is an opportunity for employers, providers, learners and stakeholders to showcase Apprenticeships. In addition to a national programme of events, there are regional and local events taking place across the country.
London boroughs were involved in the week from promoting their schemes internally to new managers to holding breakfast events for employers in the borough. Below is a selection of the events held this week:
LB Havering - breakfast briefing
"Our event was aimed at employers and schools in the borough and told them more about the Apprenticeships programme and what it has to offer them.
We offered free advice on how businesses can address their training and resourcing needs, including the benefits of hiring an apprentice.
The event was really well attended and we hope to continue to support businesses and schools in Havering recruiting apprentices."
For further information on apprenticeships in Havering contact Michelle Giordmaina
LB Lambeth - Breakfast Briefing
Lambeth Council hosted a breakfast briefing aimed at suppliers, managers within the Council and Social Care providers.
Lambeth has received funding from the Department of Health to promote social care apprentices through it's partners and is keen to engage the sector.
For more information on the social care project at Lambeth contact Karl Livingston
Brent Employer Partnership - Breakfast Briefing
The Employer Partnership is a Brent Council led forum working with the borough's businesses, business support agencies, training providers and mainstream organisations, to coordinate
information and advice to employers.
They started a new year of events with a focus on apprenticeships and the benefits they can bring to your organisation. With growing government calls for businesses to play a role in reversing youth unemployment, this event explores why taking on a young apprentice is easier (and cheaper!) than most employers think. It also covers what an apprenticeship actually entails and how to get your business involved.
For further information contact Alka Nepali at Brent Council.