National Apprenticeship Week 2017: A time to celebrate!

24 Feb 2017


Monday 6th March sees the start National Apprenticeship Week, a time when all eyes are on Apprenticeships and the benefits they bring to people’s lives, careers and businesses.

This year St Helens Chamber is joining in the celebrations with a number of events, including their annual Apprenticeship Awards Evening on the 7th, which celebrates the local businesses who grow their own talent through Apprenticeships, and the Apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

The awards recognise achievement in a number of categories, including Apprentice of the year, Business of the year, Mentor of the year, and career journey of the year.

Joanne Abraham, Workforce Development Manager at St Helens Chamber, commented: “We had over 300 Apprentices complete their qualifications with us last year, which in itself is an amazing achievement, so it has made shortlisting the award winners a very difficult task indeed.

“It is fantastic to see how well valued Apprenticeships are by local businesses and the impact they can have on their staff development. We currently have over 500 Apprentices in learning in businesses around St Helens and beyond, and are always looking to fill new positions as businesses continue to create Apprenticeship vacancies.”

Apprenticeships are a great way for people at any point in their careers to gain formal qualifications and new skills, whilst in paid employment.

They can offer a fantastic start to a career, providing practical skills from the workplace that can be taken forward into a future career. They are also a highly effective way to develop skills, and available right up to degree level, are an excellent way to enhance career prospects.

St Helens Chamber’s Apprenticeship programme is open to people of all ages and career progression for their Apprentices is excellent!

On Thursday 9th March St Helens Chamber will be holding an Open Evening for anyone looking for an Apprenticeship or anyone leaving school in 2017 who is considering their options. The event takes place 4pm – 6pm at St Helens Chamber, Salisbury Street, St Helens.

St Helens Chamber offers Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Study Programmes in a wide range of subjects, including Business Administration, Health & Social Care, Manufacturing, Warehousing, Marketing, Construction, Hairdressing, IT, childcare and much more.

To find out more about Apprenticeships click here to call us on 01744 742045.