National Apprenticeship Week
5th - 9th March 2018
How we supported National Apprenticeship Week 2018
Invotra proudly took part in the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) from 5 to 9 March 2018 which had the theme ‘Apprenticeships Work’. During the week our current and previous apprentices represented Invotra in celebrating the success of apprenticeships and encouraging others to choose apprenticeships. If you have any questions about these events, or any feedback for us, get in touch through our social media outlets tagging us at #invotra and #NAW2018.
Our apprenticeship 'bites' below are available to help you get an understanding of exactly what an apprenticeship can offer both an apprentice and an employer. You can also read more about how our apprentices thrive in our 'Meet our Apprentices' page.
Newcastle Salon: Apprentices Work - 5 March 4pm to 6pm @ The Core, Newcastle
As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Invotra and Digital Leaders hosted a salon in Newcastle to discuss the growing importance of the role of apprenticeships in the development and retraining of skilled people into the North East digital workforce.
Our lead discussants, including Alison Galvin, HR Director at Invotra, discussed how apprenticeships are making a real difference to the lives of apprentices by investing in their future and, in return, how apprentices are helping employers to develop a skilled, qualified workforce to build a stronger economy.
Webinar: Apprenticeships Work for Me
Our experience as apprentice employers, as current apprentices and as ex-apprentices has allowed us to offer advice and guidance to other companies and individuals considering taking part in the apprenticeship scheme themselves. We have put together a few 'bite-size' videos to answer some key questions you may have about apprentices.
If you'd like to know even more, our YouTube channel contains longer apprenticeship videos, or our apprenticeship case studies offers an insight into life as an Invotra apprentice and the opportunities this brings.
Apprenticeships are at the very heart of Invotra. Most who are in an apprenticeships scheme know university isn’t for them; the thought of racking up a lifetime debt from a course that they may not even pass doesn’t sit well. Some are never the academic type and despite the promise of freshers week and other social events, university life is not for them.
Hear from Ross Blythe, Apprentice Account Manager on his experience as an Invotra apprentice.
Opportunities to learn about and understand the huge variety of options out there, apart from studying at university, are not always available. It’s amazing to think that a £2.8bn government backed foundation is scarcely advertised to both secondary school and college students, not providing the necessary knowledge and tools for young people to find other paths to university.
To help you understand the career options available listen to Jamie Garrett, our Key Accounts Manager explain how his experiences as an apprentice at Invotra has helped shape his career.
Apprenticeships don't just benefit employers and allow apprentices the chance to gain qualifications as they learn, they do so much more. There is a glamourous side to apprenticeships that don't get recognised, like the ability for the apprentice to win an award for their work. Just like our own Andrew Doyle who in 2017, won the prestigious 'National Apprentice of the Year' award at the SME National Business Awards, held at Wembley Stadium.