National Apprenticeship Week 2020 has been and gone but the theme of this year’s week, to ‘look beyond’ is a theme that will continue to be present throughout the work we do at Babington.
During National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2020) our teams engaged with thousands of potential apprentices, their parents, prospective employers and other stakeholders during the week. From the John Cabot Careers Fair to the Apprenticeship Fair in Leeds, from hosting our very own applicant and employers events in the Derby centre to a Fast and Furious themed event in Birmingham reflecting back on the achievements and successes of the week makes me proud to be supporting so many young people on their apprenticeship journey.
We ended the week in style with the Babington Graduation Ceremony for 2020 where we were joined by over 300 guests and apprentices celebrating their own individual successes. I have to say a big congratulations to our Apprentices of the Year, Sam Emmott, Luca Lowe and Greg Hill as well as thanking star of the Apprentice, Camilla Ainsworth for joining us as our guest speaker on the day.
To round off the week two of our Apprentices were asked onto the BBC East Midlands Sunday Politics to talk about how apprenticeships have benefited them as well as raising the awareness and what can be done now to further raise the awareness of apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships can bring many benefits to both the apprentice themselves but also their employers. 90% of apprentices will continue into further training or a full-time job after completion of their apprenticeship and 78% of employers that have recruited apprentices have reported improved productivity. Is it time you now ‘look beyond’?
So, as we look forward to the rest of 2020 each and every colleague across our Babington centres will be continuing to ‘look beyond’ in supporting more apprentices over the year into exciting job roles combined with our high-quality training.
Contact any one of the Babington centres to find out more about our apprenticeship programmes.