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28 February 2018

National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

The 11th National Apprenticeship Week will run from 5-9 March 2018.

Events are taking place across Dorset, to ensure that employers across the county know about apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy. Employers can attend the following FREE events:


Identifying and Maximising the Benefits of the Apprenticeship Levy

Wednesday 7 March, 16:30 – 18:00

Cobham PLC, Brook Road, Wimborne, BH21 2BJ

Book your place here

This event is being organised by Christchurch and East Dorset Councils with support from Dorset LEP, Dorset Growth Hub, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Cobham Plc.


Apprenticeship Readiness Event, Agri-tech and Food & Drink Sector

Monday 12 March 2018, 07.30-09.30

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, DT2 8PY

To book a place, please visit EventBrite

This event is being organised by Dorset LEP and Kingston Maurward College

National Apprenticeship Week is a chance for employers and apprentices from across England to come together and celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.

The theme for the #NAW2018 is ‘Apprenticeships Work’. Showcasing how apprenticeships work:

  • for individuals
  • for employers
  • for the community
  • for the wider economy


Why take on an apprentice?

The benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships are becoming increasingly obvious to more and more businesses. It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.


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