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Could you employ an apprentice?

This week is National Apprenticeship Week 2012. The week aims to highlight to employers the advantages of having apprentices in the workplace and promote the talent and skills of apprentices.

Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces in England offer apprenticeships.

Invitation to employers: On Monday 6 February 2012, Lambeth College hosts an event for employers to come and learn about training opportunities for their workforce. The event takes place at Clapham Centre, 45 Clapham Common Southside, London SW4 9BL; from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. RSVP Susan Percy spercy@lambethcollege.ac.uk or 020 7501 5602

Apprenticeships are good for business – they provide real, measurable Apprentice at workbenefits for employers. They bring productive, enthusiastic and loyal people into your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to investing in young people to your customers and suppliers. Moreover, employers who employ apprentices can rely on their apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.

“Taking on apprentices has brought tremendous value to our company. One of the best things is allowing us to keep in touch with the latest trends. Knowing the latest fashions is crucial to our success and taking on youngsters allows us to stay tuned in to what the next craze will be.” Angela Gordon from Charles Carter Hairdressers.

The National Apprenticeship Service can support you every step of the way with your apprenticeship recruitment.

Apprentices are employees who earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff in businesses to gain job-specific skills and nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete and there are over 200 different types of Apprenticeship frameworks, covering more than 1,200 different job roles in a range of industry sectors.

For more information for employers and would-be apprentices can be found, as well as case studies, visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/apprenticeships.

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