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Prospects celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

16 March 2015

Last week (9-13 March) was National Apprenticeship Week, which celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Prospects employs apprentices across the Group, helping the company deliver its contracts while learning valuable skills.

Prospects showed its support through ‘Apprenticeship spotlight’, with a different news story on the corporate website every day last week, focusing on a colleague who is either an apprentice or started as one in the company. Click the links below to read their stories.

Kalen Bale of Prospects Events
Alice Young of Prospects Events
Heather-Chloe Stables of Prospects Wakefield
Rachel Jesson of Prospects Education Resources

Cathie Kessell, Partnership Manager for the National Careers Service in the South West, attended an event celebrating National Apprenticeship Week on Monday (9 March) at the River Cottage, Devon, made famous by the television shows starring Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, celebrity chef, broadcaster and writer.

The event was hosted by Exeter and Heart of Devon Employment and Skills Board and focused on how to raise public awareness and take up of apprenticeships amongst employers and young people in Devon. Cathie was invited because she had previously worked for the National Apprenticeship Service, and was able to provide expertise and insight into the discussions.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall attended the networking session with employers, local VIPs and other organisations, including City and Guilds and Skills Funding Agency. Attendees ate canapés made by some of the River Cottage’s apprentices. This was followed by a panel discussion in which Cathie took part. The evening ended with invited employers pledging their support to recruit apprentices in the future and become involved with the National Careers Service and our ‘Inspiration in Schools’ agenda.

The National Careers Service – of which Prospects is the largest provider – gives impartial advice, information and support to people interested in becoming an apprentice. Visit the website for more information.

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