Council to highlight range of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Telford & Wrekin Council’s Job Box service is backing National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2023 by highlighting the range of apprenticeships which are available to people of all ages across the borough.

Council to highlight range of apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Job Box and the Life Ready Work Ready team will celebrate the value that apprenticeships bring to employers and individuals next week (February 6 -12) and also promote the exciting range of council apprenticeships.

This year’s theme is ‘Skills For Life’ which reflects on how apprenticeships can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career and help businesses to develop a talented workforce equipped with skills for the future.

Apprenticeships give people the opportunity to earn while they learn, achieve nationally recognised qualifications ranging from Level 2 to degree level, and gain valuable workplace experience.

Since 2017, 204 Telford & Wrekin Council apprenticeships have been delivered and achieved and many council apprentices have gone on to land full-time roles with the local authority.

Some of the most popular apprenticeships have been delivered in areas such as business administration, teaching assistants, housing and property management and customer service.

To find out more about apprenticeships and the support which is available, visit the council's National Apprenticeship Week page here.

During NAW, Job Box will also signpost people towards the Apprenticeship, Employment and Skills Show 2023 which is back at the International Centre,Telford on Thursday 16 March (12 noon-7.30pm).

Telford & Wrekin Council has worked with other main event sponsors - The Careers & Enterprise Company, Integrated Care System (NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin), Telford College and Harper Adams University - to host the event after a three year absence.

It’s the largest event of its kind this side of the NEC in Birmingham and gives people of all ages the opportunity to find out more about local apprenticeship, employment and training opportunities.

Visitors can take part in hands-on activities delivered by employers and training providers to gain a better understanding of apprenticeships and roles available and speak to employers that may be in a business sector they are interested in.

Employers will be able to offer support and advice and help people make that all important decision about their first career move or even a change of career path.

You can sign up for the Apprenticeship Employment and Skills Show here.

The council’s Job Box team will be on hand during National Apprenticeship Week to offer advice about apprenticeships and latest vacancies.

Councillor Eileen Callear (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Visitor Economy, Employment and Skills said: “We offer a wide range of apprenticeships at Telford & Wrekin Council and we’re excited to be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023 and supporting the next wave of apprentices. 

“National Apprenticeship Week is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many benefits that apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals and the wider economy.”

Councillor Shirley Reynolds (Lab), Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: “Apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain essential experience, earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications.

“For some, the apprenticeship route may not be an obvious choice but it’s the perfect way to gain new skills and start on an exciting career pathway.” 

To find out more about apprenticeships, visit the council's National Apprenticeship Week page here. Or call Job Box on 01952 382888.