The key theme for Apprenticeships Week which starts today and runs all week is “Apprenticeships Deliver”. The aim this year is to highlight what apprenticeships can deliver for both employers and individuals.
National social media campaign
There are different ways learning providers can get involved. The most cost-effective is through social media. This year’s comprehensive Apprenticeships Week toolkit provides a detailed outline of how partners can participate in a national social media campaign all week. The campaign spans various platforms including twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Michael John Academy team up with Barclays
Apprentices at Michael John Academy in Liverpool (pictured) will be taking part in innovative games and activities about money management throughout the week. These activities, delivered by Academy staff, come under the National Financial Capability programme, supported by the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and Barclays. They are designed to help learners stay in control of their budget, covering themes such as food, fashion, family and independent living. Volunteers from Barclays will be on site all week, providing advice tailored for young people.
FE Week photography competition
As part of National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, FE Week is running a photography competition. Apprenticeships providers are invited to encourage their learners to take a photograph that represents their apprenticeship. The apprentice who submits the best picture before March 18th as voted by FE readers will win a Nikon D5100 DSLR camera kit.