Angela is supporting National Apprenticeship Week 2019, highlighting the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy in a week-long celebration of apprenticeships.
The ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week is the 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week and will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country, aimed at challenging the outdated views many people still have about apprenticeships.
Angela said: “It seems like people are programmed to think that if your child doesn’t get straight As at GCSE, a string of top A-levels and go on to a Russell Group university,that somehow they are not going to achieve in life. I think that’s sad.
“Apprenticeships are extremely valuable. They give people actual skills that equip them to get a trade and make a career and a life for themselves. You don’t often see plumbers, brickies or electricians out of work but there’s still hugely misplaced snobbery and it needs to stop.”
The Week also highlights the huge number of high quality apprenticeship opportunities available at all levels around the country, in a huge variety of sectors, including aviation engineering, nursing, finance and policing.