The Government has launched a new campaign aimed at banising apprenticeship stigma. In addition, the campaign aims to promoteapprenticeships among young people, parents, teachers and businesses.

The campaign has the support of Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, who wants to ensure that apprenticeships are being promoted as much as academic routes such as university.

The Education Secretary said: “The sad truth is that outdated attitudes are still putting people off apprenticeships. Which means they’re missing out on great jobs and higher salaries.

“It’s vital that we challenge people’s thinking about apprenticeships. This is why the Government’s new ‘Fire It Up’ campaign will aim to shift deeply held views and drive more people towards an apprenticeship.”

British Engines apprenticeships

At British Engines we have been training apprentices in the North East since 1966. We are incredibly proud of our award-winning Apprenticeship+ Scheme. The scheme was developed in-house and provides apprentices with additional knowledge and skills to those they gain through traditional college apprenticeships. This helps to help develop them into better rounded and multi-skilled professionals.

Following four years of study, our apprentices come away with a fully recognised professional qualification. This is in addition to vocational and classroom experience which is invaluable when pursuing a career within the industry.

British Engines’ apprentices initially spend 22 weeks at college on a full-time basis, then one day a week thereafter. The rest of the week apprentices will be working in a hands-on capacity within one of our group companies; learning from professionals with years of experience.

The majority of our apprentices go on to full-time employment within the British Engines Group. With many of those who now hold senior management positions within the business, starting out as British Engines apprentices.

Our apprentices receive the same benefits as our full-time employees. They have the opportunity to pursue qualifications in higher education, fully supported by the company. This is part of our commitment to all of our employees’ continuous professional development.

If you think that an apprenticeship might be for you, or if you would like more information about our scheme and the recruitment process, take a look at our Apprenticeship+ zone.

Applications for our September 2019 intake of apprentices will be opening later this month, so keep checking back on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to keep up-to-date with news on our apprenticeship applications.