It’s National Apprenticeship Week from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 February 2021.
The week aims to highlight the wonderful work that apprentices and employers are doing across the country.
Apprenticeships offer the chance to gain valuable skills and higher earning potential. Higher and degree apprenticeships allow apprentices to gain university level qualifications while working. There is no limit to how high or far an apprentice can go.
Build the future
This year’s theme is ‘Build the Future’ to show how apprenticeships:
- can help individuals develop skills and knowledge for a rewarding career
- have a positive impact on businesses and organisations
- give opportunities in training, qualifications and higher-level apprenticeships
- offer another option to school leavers or help with a change in career
Our apprenticeships last for 2 years. Apprentices gain NVQ level qualifications while gaining real work experience and work with a mentor to achieve their personal development plan.
In August 2020, we launched our Housing Career Pathway Apprenticeship scheme, giving apprentices a solid foundation from which to steer their career, ultimately focussing on the areas of housing that interest them.
Very proud of our apprentices
Chief Executive of the council, Georgina Blakemore said:
Since starting our apprenticeship scheme in 2012, EFDC has been very lucky with hard-working apprentices joining the organisation.
We are passionate about finding, developing and keeping talented people to work with us to drive continuous improvement of the Council. Epping Forest District Council is very proud of our apprentices and all their success.
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