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National Apprenticeship Week

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Today’s Education in the Media blog marks the start National Apprentice Week.

National Apprenticeship Week

Today, Monday 3 February, marks the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week, an annual celebration of the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.

The Education Secretary is urging all parents look beyond stereotypes of apprenticeships as found in a recent survey and embrace the life changing potential that they offer.

The Daily Mail, City A.M., the Sun and the Star all report on the Secretary of State’s comments challenging the myths about apprenticeships.

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said:

This research shows that outdated views are holding young people back from pursuing their dream career.

Every parent wants the best for their children and when they ask you for advice about their futures, it’s incredibly daunting. But I know that when I’m asked for help by my children I will absolutely encourage them to consider an apprenticeship.

So as we celebrate the life changing potential of apprenticeships I would urge all parents to do the same and look beyond stereotypes and embrace every opportunity.

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