Schools encouraged to invite apprentices in for National Apprenticeship Week

Schools are being encouraged to invite apprentices to speak to their pupils as part of an initiative to get 10,000 people talking about apprenticeships.

Run by the National Apprenticeship Service, the 10k Talks movement will match schools with apprentices past and present, with the aim of educating students on the routes available to them after their GCSEs.

The project is taking place ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from March 5 to 9.

“Welcoming back a former student or other local apprentice is a great way to showcase to students how an apprenticeship can kick off a great career,” said Sue Husband, director of the NAS. “You have the power to ensure more young people learn about the great benefits.”

Interested schools can book a visit from an apprentice by clicking here.