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National Apprenticeship Week 2019

Last Modified March 04, 2019

Hertsmere Borough Council is marking National Apprenticeship Week, recognising the contribution apprentices make to the council. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and takes place from 4 to 8 March 2019. It is an opportunity to celebrate apprenticeships and how they benefit people, businesses, communities and our economy. 

Councillor Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Performance at Hertsmere Borough Council, said: “We support the Government’s target of achieving three million apprenticeships by 2020. As a council, we aim to employ at least 2.3% of our headcount in apprenticeship roles, which we are well on our way to achieve with six apprentices started in 2018/19."

Now in its 12th year, the theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is 'Blaze a Trail' to showcase how apprenticeships work for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy. 

“Apprenticeships bring new skills and fresh ideas to the council and help us to develop better trained staff,” adds Cllr Choudhury. “It’s important to remember that apprenticeships are not only for school leavers; there is no upper limit to completing an apprenticeship. You can gain a qualification at various levels from GCSE to degree level.

"An apprenticeship offers you experience you would not gain at university and allows you to gain a qualification related to your field of work.” 

Apprentice opportunities at Hertsmere Borough Council are on our website: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/recruitment or contact Human Resources on 020 8207 2277 for more information.


Posted on Monday 4th March 2019

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