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NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK 2014 – POSITIVE IMPACT

In light of last weeks National Apprenticeship Week, hundreds of businesses have reportedly jumped on the apprenticeship bandwagon, from big corporates like Lloyds Banking Group to a number of SME’s across the country.

In light of last weeks National Apprenticeship Week, hundreds of businesses have reportedly jumped on the apprenticeship bandwagon, from big corporates like Lloyds Banking Group to a number of SME’s across the country.

National Apprenticeship Week has also seen a boost in traineeships, which give young people skills in English, Maths and work experience to help them secure an apprenticeship or other employment.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: “The government is putting an end to the damaging divide between vocational and academic learning.

“The resounding success of this year’s National Apprenticeship week demonstrates that apprenticeships are deservedly becoming more popular with businesses of all sizes. Apprentices already contribute £1.8 billion to the economy and with further commitments, thousands more people will now be able to get the practical skills they need to build careers and help firms grow.”