Starting today and running until the 13th of February is National Apprenticeship Week 2022! It is now the 15th annual celebration, which gives us the chance to celebrate and acknowledge all businesses, apprenticeships and individuals from across the UK – including our own!
“Build The Future”
All activities and events will be surrounded by the theme of “build the future” which reflects how apprenticeships equip individuals with future-ready skills, providing them with the knowledge needed for a rewarding career. Over 1,200 virtual and in-person events will be in place, targeting a range of audiences including stakeholders, businesses, training providers and schools.
At Protocol, we encourage a proactive approach to CPD and believe that investing in our employees creates a culture of engagement and stability where our people are given the opportunity to upskill and widen their career scope.
We are huge supporters of the National Apprenticeship programme – year on year we have team members undertaking an apprenticeship ranging from junior to senior level qualifications, we currently have 15 apprentices in our excellent team.
Our Head of Marketing, Laura Kirby welcomed Isham to the Marketing team at Protocol as a Marketing Assistant Apprentice in September 2021. She states that “this was a natural choice for us as we were supported by our provider in the recruitment of Isham and we have been able to build his training around learning the day-to-day operations of his role, meaning he’s able to put everything into practice rather than just learn in theory. By engaging in the apprenticeship programme, we are able to keep team skills up to date and maintain energy in our workforce.”
There are many reasons why apprentices take this route into their career – our Marketing Assistant Apprentice, Isham states that “the apprenticeship enabled me to get my foot in the door with Marketing. I’ve enjoyed taking part in training sessions as it has broadened my knowledge and equipped me with a range of new skills. I did previously attend university for a year but took the risk of dropping out as it made sense to learn while gaining experience and I don’t regret it!”
If you’d like to find out more about our Protocol apprenticeships, have a look at what some of our other staff members had to say in our blog.
To find out more about apprenticeships week, visit: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk