Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership recognises the importance of providing high-quality apprenticeships within the County and Worcestershire has seen apprenticeship participation grow four-fold in recent years.
Worcestershire LEP had a target of having over 10,000 active participants in an apprenticeship programme across the county by 2015 and this was achieved early during 2013/14 which saw more than four times the number than in 2011.
During 2013/14, the number of engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships in Worcestershire also grew by almost 12%
In order to help with upskilling the County’s workforce, the Worcestershire LEP continues to work with partner organisations to raise the profile of apprenticeship schemes and the positive contributions they have in providing our younger generations with a bright working future.
Over the last two years, the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards have celebrated the successes of the County’s apprentices, employers, training providers and schools.
A website is available at www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk for those seeking apprenticeship opportunities as well as providing all the information for employers required for employing apprentices and advertising apprenticeship opportunities.
(Pictured: Mark Stansfeld, Worcestershire LEP Chair and Victoria Rawlings, Worcestershire Apprentice of the Year 2015)