With National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2014 now underway there has never been a better time to look into taking on an apprentice!
2014 is set to be a record breaking year for apprenticeship numbers and Brooks and Kirk aim to play a big part in this. Nick Clegg promoted the importance of apprenticeships on a video message in which he describes National Apprenticeship Week as:
‘A valuable opportunity for us to encourage more young people and businesses to gain from the benefits high quality apprenticeships offer.’ In the same message he stated that employers ‘find apprentices more employable than job applicants with other qualifications.’ This is unsurprising considering ‘on average a fully trained apprentice can help businesses generate an extra £200 a week.’
Brooks and Kirk recently carried out a study on their current apprentices. The results showed that 86.4% of applicable respondents feel like they have learned invaluable skills since starting their apprenticeship. The study also showed that 90% of applicable respondents are finding their apprenticeship useful for providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to progress in their current sector. When asked if they would refer Brooks and Kirk to someone else looking to do an Apprenticeship, an impressive 95.8% said yes.
Here is a few comments from our current Apprentices:
‘Planned and organised well, so that it fit in with our work schedule.’ – Beverley
‘The support you get from Brooks and Kirk is wonderful, and that is at all levels of qualifications.’ – Glenda
‘I’m enjoying it. Really well made out and good communication with the company’ – Keely
No matter who you are you can have a positive impact on National Apprenticeship Week. Whether its helping to raise awareness of what apprenticeships can do for businesses, or if you use NAW as your opportunity to get your career started as an apprenticeship. Contact us now to see what how we can help!