Newcastle College backing the power of apprenticeships for businesses

Newcastle College is hoping to inspire more North East employers to get on board with apprenticeships this March, in a number of events to be held during National Apprenticeship Week.

From Monday 4 until Friday 8 March, the College will bring together apprentices and employers to celebrate the positive impact of apprenticeship programmes, whilst opening up a wider conversation about how employers can maximise their value and impact, seeing apprenticeships as a priority for the region’s workforce.

As well as a number of events planned for young people and existing students, Newcastle College’s Apprenticeships Team is hoping to provide solutions to some of the bigger apprenticeships challenges faced by the region’s employers.

At the end of the week, the College will host the annual Newcastle College Apprenticeship Awards at St James’ Park, sponsored by Northumbrian Water.
The awards are aimed at recognising and celebrating the successes of individuals and organisations already partnered with the College to deliver successful and effective apprenticeship programmes.

Sarah Salter, Group HR Director at Northumbrian Water said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Newcastle College’s Apprenticeship Awards this year.

“We know first-hand how valuable apprenticeships are for our people at Northumbrian Water, developing our teams as well as our business. Apprenticeships create opportunities to learn, grow and achieve for all involved and it’s fantastic to be supporting the recognition of the achievements of all the apprentices at this event.”

Marc adds: “The Apprenticeship Awards are a highlight in my diary, because it’s always fantastic to see everybody’s hard work and successes come together and be recognised.

“We’ve seen so many successful apprenticeship programmes embedded into organisations across the region and I hope that by demonstrating and celebrating these successes during National Apprenticeship Week, we can encourage even more employers to embrace them.”