Craig Mackinlay MP is supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW2019), highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy in a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.
The Blaze a Trail themed week, running from 4 to 8 March 2019, is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2019) and will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships.
Craig Mackinlay MP, commented:
“Apprenticeships allow people to earn while they learn, and open doors to highly skilled, rewarding careers.
“That’s why I am so pleased there were 540 apprentice starts in my South Thanet constituency last year, with East Kent College playing a key role in providing structured training relevant to local employers.
“This Government’s reforms are driving up the quality of apprenticeships, meaning they have real value in the jobs market.
“We must continue to work hard to ensure everyone can get on in life, and go as far as their talents and hard work can take them.”
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Anne Milton MP, said:
“Throughout National Apprenticeship Week people from industry, employers and across the public sector will be celebrating their apprentices and the amazingly positive impact they bring to the organisations that employ them.
“Apprenticeships are for people of all ages and backgrounds, and this is a good time to kick start their career, maybe return to work or change direction and get on the road to a really great job.
“Blaze a Trail is the theme for the week so we are calling on employers to step up, take the lead and show how apprenticeships bring new energy and enthusiasm.
“The benefits are immeasurable for both business and individuals.”