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National Apprenticeship Week 2022!

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The 15th annual weeklong celebration of apprenticeships is taking place this week, and what a week it’s going to be! Occurring between the 7th and the 13th of February, this week aims to bring businesses and apprentices together to highlight the positive impacts apprentices can have on companies and the wider economy.

Each year, NAW has a theme – this year’s one being ‘build the future’, shining a light on how apprenticeships can assist individuals in equipping themselves with the right skillset and knowledge required for particular roles. It works both ways though, and employers can be assured that individuals they take on have the advantage of possessing sought after talent and skills for the future.

This week, thousands of events and activities will be taking place to demonstrate how apprentices have helped businesses across the UK and they can be found here.

Another important discussion is taking place on Thursday (10/2) with Director Michelle Brightly and IWFM’s Rising FMs. The webinar will be hosted by Rising FMs SIG Chair Michelle Brightly and she will be joined by IWFM CEO Linda Hausmanis, IWFM Chair Mark Whittaker and a number of other guests. This will give attendees the opportunity to join the discussion on the importance of apprenticeships for young people, especially those who may have yet to discover a suitable career choice. Click here to find out more information and to book your place!

The types of apprenticeships are endless, and many provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a part of the FM industry. Within the Facilities Management industry, there are a number of apprenticeships on offer, and are all based on experience, right up to Level Six. Click here to find out more.

Studies show that 75 percent of employers offer a full-time job upon completion of an apprenticeship, and they are available to anyone aged over 16. Apprenticeships can take between 18 and 24 months to complete, so that’s two years of experience to put you in good stead for the career road ahead.

Apprenticeships can offer a wealth of knowledge to young people and can prove to be a pivotal part of the career development journey. That’s why National Apprenticeship Week is so important – acknowledging the value of this particular type of training in order to not only educate young people further, but to show employers how beneficial and rewarding it can be to hire more apprentices in their places of work.