Yorkshire LEP to work with local partners and business to boost apprenticeship opportunities
To mark National Apprenticeship Week, the York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding LEP will be celebrating the positive impact of apprenticeships for individuals, employers and the economy.
This March, the York, North Yorkshire, and East Riding LEP are proud to support #fireitup and #blazeatrail for National Apprenticeship Week.
To underpin this the will be working with its local partners and businesses across the region to celebrate the positive opportunities apprenticeships can have for both the apprentice, and businesses employing them.
The LEP's strategic prioritisation of apprenticeships highlights the role that apprenticeships can play in supporting businesses of every size to raise productivity, aid staff recruitment and retention, whilst also tackling the challenges our region faces in terms of skills gap and ageing demographic.
This week marks the twelfth annual National Apprenticeship Week which will run from the 4th – 8th March.
To mark the occasion, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is promoting a series of campaign films that highlight how apprenticeships can support business growth. The LEP's Growth Hub, 'How’s Business', will also be promoting an Employer’s Apprenticeship Toolkit that offers advice and support at every level of an apprenticeship journey for businesses large and small.
The LEP's key messages for businesses in National Apprenticeship Week are:
- Apprenticeships can help your business a local sustainable workforce
- Increasing diversity is good for businesses, apprenticeships are a route to achieve this
- You can grow skills and succession plan when apprentices work alongside your older, skilled workforce
- Apprentices can bring innovation alive in your business
- You can up skill and develop your workforce using apprenticeship training.