Here at AB Glass, we have long valued and invested in apprentices. Many of our valued employees joined the business and developed through this route and, as such, we are actively supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2022, taking place between the 7th and the 13th of February.
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will be the 15th instalment of the celebration, which was set up to highlight the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals and businesses across the country.
The theme this year is ‘Build the Future’, which is designed to recognise the benefit of apprenticeships in delivering a rewarding career and for businesses in developing a talented and well-equipped workforce.
We are a longstanding supporter and advocate of apprenticeships. We have worked with many organisations driving this over the years and our MD has also worked closely with many schools to explain the benefits of such a career to young people.
As part of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, more than 1,000 virtual and in-person events will be held across the UK, aiming to showcase the benefits of such opportunities. Businesses and organisations can get involved by using the hashtag #NAW2022 on social media. Find out more about National Apprenticeship Week here.
Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular career path and have had a significant boost from the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government has promised £366 million in investment to deliver 120,000 apprenticeships across Wales, and the funds have been allocated to meet the target of ensuring at least 90% of 16 – 24-year old’s will be in education, employment or training by 2050.
This announcement comes off the back of continued emphasis on education from the Welsh Government. In Wales alone, 108,000 apprenticeships have been started since 2016.
Alan Brayley, our Chairman, said:
“We have long championed the benefits of apprenticeships as a route into this industry and are proud supporters of National Apprenticeship Week. The construction industry can be a rewarding career for young people and initiatives like this are a fantastic way of raising awareness of the benefits of embarking on a career via this pathway.”