To mark National Apprenticeship, NTU invited MP to their campus

To mark National Apprenticeship, NTU invited MP to their campus

 February 07, 2022

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Nottingham Trent University (NTU) welcomed a UK Member of Parliament (MP) to its City Campus to discuss degree apprenticeships ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.

The importance of education

Michelle Donelan MP

Michelle Donelan is a Conservative MP and Minister of State for Higher Education and Further Education. State school educated and the first in her family to finish university, she is an advocate for increasing opportunities for everyone in the UK by breaking down barriers and opening doors.

She believes in the power of a good education for achieving these goals, and tackling the UK’s skills gap, which she calls ‘a ticking time bomb’.

NTU cited as leading the way on face-to-face teaching

UK Member of Parliament Nottingham Trent University

In addition to sharing insights about National Apprenticeship Week, the member for Chippenham also discussed NTU’s partnerships with Mansfield and Ashfield, and spoke about the importance of access to education.

“Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Nottingham Trent University to hear how they are leading the way on face-to-face teaching, and to speak to a group of degree apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week. High-quality skills are critical to leveling up every part of our country,” she said.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week

NTU joins the UK in marking National Apprenticeship Week and their activity sees a series of engaging in-person and online events.

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is Build the Future and focuses on the many ways that apprentices are having a positive impact on the workplace.

NTU events include an apprenticeship conference delivered in partnership with Nottingham College and Nottingham Jobs. The event sees a number of panel discussions, keynote speeches, and breakout sessions enabling employers across various industries to find out more about apprenticeships and hear from further businesses that have taken on an apprentice.

National Apprenticeship Week also sees the nomination reveal for the Nottingham Trent University Apprenticeship Awards, which celebrate the hard work, success, and achievements of NTU apprentices and their employers. Employers are invited to recognise the work of their apprentices and their outstanding contribution to their business and to their studies by nominating them for the Outstanding Apprentice of the Year award. Equally, apprentices can showcase the support and dedication from their employers by nominating them for the Employer of the Year award.

A week-long celebration of apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Week connects employers with people seeking opportunities. It also promotes the idea of apprenticeships to those who may not have considered them previously.

This annual celebration of apprenticeships brings the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers, and the economy.

Nottingham Trent University supports apprenticeship pathways

Combine working with studying part-time at a leading university – giving apprentices and employers the best of both worlds.

Nottingham Trent University has successfully delivered higher and degree apprenticeships since 2015, providing training solutions to a wide range of businesses.

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