EN:Able Futures purpose is to help apprentices and businesses build the future, for themselves, their businesses and the communities they live and operate in. It seems fitting then that the theme to this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is 'Build the Future'.
With so much investment going into the construction industry, now really is a good time to consider what an apprenticeship in this area could do for you. However, with so many different types of jobs and career paths available, it can be hard to know what to expect and what the benefits to yourself and your career will be.
That’s where National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (#NAW2021) comes in. Running from 8th-14th February it is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships, showcasing the impact apprenticeships have on communities, local businesses and regional economies.
EN:Able Futures are taking part in two live events during #NAW2021, each aimed at young people and their parents/guardians, who are considering their next steps after school and college.
- Leeds Apprenticeship Festival 2021 – Tuesday 9th February
EN:Able Futures have partnered with property group CEG to host live online meet-and-greet sessions on Tuesday 9th February. The sessions are at: 3.45-4.45pm, 5.00-6pm and 6.15-7.15pm. Attendance is free, but you must book a ticket to a live session here: https://leedsapprenticeshipfestival.co.uk/tickets
- Apprenticeships in Construction, Housing and Civil Engineering – Live Zoom event – Thursday 11 February 5.30-6.30pm
For this special live event EN:Able Futures have invited Robert Smith from Leeds College of Building and two apprentice employers; Howard Metcalf from CEG and Guy Fullwood from R H Fullwood & Co Ltd, to speak about the range of professional, technical and trade apprenticeships available and the careers they lead to. They will use their experience to talk about the benefits apprentices bring to their business and also explain why apprenticeships provide a great way to develop a career.
Additionally two apprentices working in the construction industry in two very different roles will also be on hand to share their experiences. A live Q&A will follow.
Book your place here (parents and guardians welcome): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apprenticeships-in-construction-housing-civil-engineering-tickets-137310813339
Apprenticeships are a great way to study for a qualification, whilst getting on-the-job training in the workplace and getting paid. You can gain an industry specific qualification without needing a student loan. You’re employed full-time, usually between 30-40 hours per week, which includes the time spent with your training provider.
Apprenticeships in the Construction, Housing and Civil Engineering sector are varied and offer lots of different career paths to follow, ranging from architectural, managerial, and business administration roles to hands-on-trade focused jobs like plumbing, bricklaying and groundworks. Apprenticeships in these sectors offer more than a chance to earn while you learn, they offer the opportunity to build a lasting career and develop skills that will always be in demand.