National Apprenticeship Week 2018 | Instructus Skills

What We’ve Learned From National Apprenticeship Week 2018

This year’s National Apprenticeship Week has been a huge promotional success for apprenticeships in the UK, with the event earning coverage across national TV and press, as well as across several news and educational industry sites.

In addition to publishing our own apprenticeship case studies (more on these below), we’ve also rounded up some of the most useful and interesting articles published this week. These stories offer key insights into the challenges that employers, apprentices and educators are facing – as well as laying out some solutions.

On Monday the Public Sector Executive website published a myth-busting guide to the Apprenticeship Levy. Written by Sue Husband, the guide looks at common misconceptions about the levy and how it affects employers, and instead lays out the facts in clear English.

With this Thursday also marking International Women’s Day, the Evening Standard published a timely piece on why more young women should consider a STEM apprenticeship. By looking at the sector, recent case studies and the opportunities available in the sector, Amelia Heathman’s article makes a compelling case.

Finally, Sarah Barley, the director of Careers & Employability for The Education Alliance, has written an article on the important role that schools play in preparing students for apprenticeships. Visit Innovate My School to read ‘Why Schools Must Champion Apprenticeships‘ and find out more about the what can be done to promote apprenticeships in early education.

We’re celebrating the success of apprenticeships this week with the launch of our Case Studies page. Click through to find out how Chloe used her Business Administration apprenticeship to find her feet in the creative industry and how AMC Print Solutions are investing time and training on their apprentices to give them the best possible start to their careers.

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