This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Celebrations begin for National Apprenticeship Week

06 March 2017

This week sees the 10th National Apprenticeship Week, supported by apprentices, companies, industry organisations, educational bodies and government offices.

There will be a number of events throughout the next five days, designed to highlight the benefits of participation in apprenticeships.

Co-ordinated by the Skills Funding Agency, the week will include further publicity of the government's aims to increase apprentice numbers to 3m over the next 5 years.

Key facts released by the EEF included the announcement that 79% of manufacturers had committed to recruiting engineering apprentices last year.

A further 46% will increase their numbers of engineering apprentices as a result of the Apprenticeship Levy, which will be introduced next month.

However, just 7% of students at state-funded mainstream schools and colleges engaged in an apprenticeship in 2015/16, compared to 48% going on to higher education.

Further information on the events being staged throughout National Apprenticeship Week can be found here.

The need to fill the skills gap has been emphasised throughout the FM industry, with difficulties in finding sufficient numbers of workers with the necessary expertise highlighted by both FMs and service providers in all areas.

Support has also been gained from the national media, including the example of The Guardian which has published advice on how to apply for apprenticeships.


Print this page | E-mail this page

MOST VIEWED...


Article image Six experts reveal how to build a career in international FM

The International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) UK Chapter and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will kick-start Workplace Week London 2018.Full Story...

Article image Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the rubbish for general collection.Full Story...

Winners of the PFM Awards 2018

Long-term, sustainable, FM service delivery

Pictures of the PFM Partnership Awards 25th anniversary evening

http://www.fsifm.comhttps://www.centricabusinesssolutions.com/performance?utm_source=PFM&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=CHPhttps://www.daikinapplied.uk/service