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A-Plant celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

From building bridges to talking heads, the hire equipment supplier has begun a programme of events to mark the March 5-9th event

Posted by Julian Owen | March 06, 2018 | Supplier News

A-Plant, the hire equipment suppliers, will be sharing insights from its current team of apprentices, as well as attempting to inspire the next generation, as part of National Apprenticeship Week (March 5-9th).

To kickstart the celebrations, A-Plant exhibited at What Career Live in Birmingham to talk to young people and their families about the exciting opportunities available.

Later this week, the training team will be visiting a school in Ipswich to take part in career sessions and invite pupils to a local service centre for a tour of the facilities and some work-based tasks and activities.

On social media, A-Plant’s apprentice advocates will be sharing their experiences in a series of talking head interviews, offering insights into what they love about their careers.

The week finishes with A-Plant’s apprentices being put to the test to build a bridge as part of a challenge set by the Institution of Civil Engineers. Their efforts will be caught on camera for a time-lapse film.

"Our apprenticeship programme is widely sought after and we have excellent retention levels. It is a fantastic route to a long and fruitful career enabling people to earn as they learn.”

Now in its 11th year, National Apprenticeship Week brings together everyone who is passionate about apprenticeships, to encourage more people to choose them as a fast-track option to a great career and business growth.

This year’s theme is ‘Apprenticeships Work’ to showcase how they work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.

A-Plant was named in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list at the National Apprenticeship Awards in January for the second year running, and currently has 166 apprentices across five different apprenticeship streams. It invests more than £2m in its apprenticeship programme every year.

A-Plant's Head of Training, Bob Harper, said: "Our apprenticeship programme is widely sought after and we have excellent retention levels. It is a fantastic route to a long and fruitful career enabling people to earn as they learn.”

To see A-Plant’s apprenticeship week in action, visit their apprenticeship page on Facebook.

 

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