National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Welcome to February and it's the start of National Apprenticeship Week, and what better time to reflect on the value of apprenticeship programs have for people and employers in the trade industry!

National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday 8 February and ends on Sunday 14 February, and is a celebration of apprenticeships across England.

We love apprentices at Powered Now, Ben the founder of the business was one and we have hired many though our own scheme. 

The theme of this years week is, rather fittingly for the trade, "Build the Future" and the is a chance for us all to recognise how apprenticeships can help people develop the skills and knowledge they need to pursue a rewarding career.

It also helps small businesses and employers build a workforce with the skills they need into the long term. So don't just put them on tea and sweeping up duty!

National Apprenticeship Week is also a time to recognise and share success stories. I'm always pleased when we hear from Powered Now users about some of the schemes they have been running. Here are a couple:

Steve from our customers Always Hot hired Jay straight from school at 16 to train to become an electrician, that was two years ago and Jay is now qualified and on the tools for his own. Steve told us:

"It was a bit of a risk to take on our first apprentice, however Jay has been superb. Eager to learn and not afraid to do what he is told!"

If you want to learn a little more about National Apprenticeship Week, or thinking about taking on (or maybe becoming) an apprentice, here are some useful links:

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