Nine apprentices have risen to the challenge after Training 2000 entered the ‘Brathay Apprentice Challenge’.
Supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, teams from across the country must carry out work-related challenges to promote the benefits of apprenticeships – developing new skills in the process.
After initial regional heats, 8 teams will be announced as national finalists on May 18, in the House of Commons.
With seven apprentices taking part who work within the training organisation and two engineering apprentices, challenges include engaging with school and college students about why choosing an apprenticeship could be for them, and discussing within businesses and professionals the benefits that hiring apprenticeships have within an organisation.
Training 2000 finance apprentice and leader of the nine-strong team Michael Buckley, said of the challenge:
“This is a really exciting opportunity for us to promote the huge benefits that an apprenticeship can bring.
“Each of our team really feels strongly about how positive the experience of being an apprentice has been for us on the journey forwards in our individual careers.”
Nigel Rowlands, HR Director said: “Each of the apprentices who are taking part in the Brathay Apprentice Challenge are really excited to get started, and keen to promote apprenticeships to as wide an audience as possible.
“We have a strong desire to be successful and give our best, and although there is some strong competition, hopefully we will be able to make the national finals later this year.”
For more information on the challenge nationally, click here.