National Apprenticeship Awards 2019: celebrating achievements of outstanding apprentices

It is the 16th Year of the National Apprenticeship Awards, which celebrates the diverse range of sectors engaged with apprenticeships, and recognises the success stories of those who have embraced them successfully.

Apprenticeships are adding real value to businesses and create great opportunities for employees.  Skills are one of the top priorities for business leaders as we move to the future of work, and apprenticeships are a key way to develop these skills.

Additionally, according to our research 88% of L&D leaders believe that it is more effective to ‘build’ skills (through teaching and training) rather than ‘buy’ skills (by recruiting people from outside the business) to address skills gaps. This is where apprenticeships can come in to fill the gap.

The Apprenticeship awards provide an opportunity to showcase the very best employers and apprenticeship champions across the country and thus the leaders of the future of work.

“Apprenticeships foster the culture of learnability and they have increased tenfold. While they are not for everyone, they definitely should be part of an organisation’s overall learning solution.  They make a huge contribution to raising standards, professionalising the workforce and getting people work ready.”

Emily Austin, Client Director of Apprenticeships at Knowledgepool

It is a pleasure to sponsor and attend the ceremony and to be supporting the learning culture that every organisation should be a part of.  At Knowledgepool we are improving performance through learning, by upskilling your existing people and training tomorrow’s talent.

We’ll work with you to understand your business goals, learner needs and apprenticeship levy contribution, designing a strategy and learner-led programme aligned to your business aspirations. And it's not just about today's plans. We'll help you leverage apprenticeships to fill your long-term talent pipeline.

For more details on what can we do to support your journey with apprenticeships see knowledgepool.com/apprenticeships

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