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National Apprenticeship Week 2017

Monday 6th March 2017

This week marks the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week. Taking place all this week (Monday 6 and Friday 10 March), the government campaign is a UK-wide celebration of Apprenticeships and their impact on the economy.

Debbie Scotton, Business Development Manager at South Leicestershire College discusses:

“With the Apprenticeship levy officially coming into force in a few weeks, this is the ideal opportunity for local employers to find out more about the upcoming reforms, what opportunities are available and find answers to any last minute questions.

“The national campaign is designed to really get people talking about Apprenticeships – to promote them as a viable training option that enables employers to see tangible results from their investment.”

“Throughout the week our website will be packed with information including FAQs on the upcoming reforms including the switch from frameworks to standards, changes to funding and the new apprenticeship levy and its implications on businesses of all sizes.

“There is also the opportunity to hear from employers and current Apprentices about their experiences. Information on how to employ an Apprentice is also available, whether employers are looking to recruit new talent or upskill existing employees.

“For those who are still unsure about their next steps once the reforms come into force or have any queries, our Business Development Team are on hand to offer advice and support employers with the transition from frameworks to standards – a process that will have big implications on how Apprenticeships are structured.”

To find out about employing an Apprentice and how the College can support you with the upcoming reforms, contact the Business Development Team:

Click here to visit the apprenticeships website, call 0116 264 3535 or email

To keep up to date with national Apprenticeship week, follow: @Apprenticeships @getingofar and search the hash tag #NAW2017

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