Earlier this year local authorities, councils and colleges across the country took part in a week of activities and events to celebrate the fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week.
The week ran from February 6th to the 10th and aimed to raise awareness of apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses.
The event is organised by the National Apprenticeship Service and is supported by the Government as well as numerous employers, businesses, schools and colleges.
As part of the country-wide celebrations, the City of Lincoln Council organised events and activities for its apprentices
to celebrate the week, including activities to raise money
for the Lincoln women’s domestic abuse charity, LIDAS.
Our reporter, Emily Howard, went down to the City Hall to speak with a current HR apprentice, Kelly Bray, and the Work-Based Leaning Officer, Jane Newman, to find out why the week is so important.
For more information about apprenticeships and the National Apprenticeship Week visit: www.apprenticeships.org.uk