Here at ASW Property Services, we have long valued and invested in apprentices – in fact, our own Managing Director Anthony Thomas started his own career through this route.
As such, we are actively supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2022, taking place between the 7th and the 13th of February. This 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 and have an ongoing relationship with Cyfle Building Skills Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme aims to provide a service which supports young adults in gaining sustainable and permanent employment within the construction industry.
As a result of their development, three of the apprentices recently supplied by the Cyfle Building Skills Shared Apprenticeship Scheme have secured full-time work with us after completing their modules and subsequent qualifications. Read all about our newest recruits here.
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.
Anthony Thomas, our Managing Director, said:
“It’s fantastic that there is a dedicated week celebrating the positive impact of apprenticeships. We are very grateful for the apprentices that come on board with us at ASW, and definitely recognise the benefit for both the businesses and the individuals, ensuring that they possess work-ready skills and knowledge for their respective roles.”