Dudley Borough Supports National Apprenticeship Week

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2017, the Black Country Impact is raising awareness of apprenticeships as ladder of opportunity for young adults in the region.

National apprenticeship week runs from March 6 to March 12 and this year marks the 10th year. As such, it will bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and will seek to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. Councillor Pete Lowe, Leader of Dudley Council, said:

“There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or a trainee. Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. 

“The Black Country Impact combines these benefits with a range of tailored service to help both 16 to 29 year olds across the region and local employers. The bottom line is that young people within our borough and wider benefit from improved employment prospects.” 

The objective of National Apprenticeship Week 2017 (NAW 2017) is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships by recognising apprenticeships as a ladder of opportunity to a brighter future and showing that they are available for all. 

The Black Country Impact project has only been possible due to the financial support of the European Union’s European Social Fund and Youth Employment Initiative, and further funding through Talent Match funders, the Big Lottery Fund. In total, funders have enabled a package of up to £51 million to be made available for young adults across the Black Country.

If you’re interested in apprenticeships or taking on an visit dudley.gov.uk/bcimpact or call 01384 811477.


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