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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018) takes place 5 to 9 March 2018. The theme for NAW 2018 is ‘apprenticeships work’ and is part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency, which is an executive agency of Department of Education.
During the week employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.
What is National Apprenticeship Week?
National Apprenticeship Week is coordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and traineeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The 2018 theme is “Apprenticeships work”:
1. Individuals -Works for me.
2. Employer - Works for business.
3. Community - Works for my community.
4. Economy - Works for the wider economy.
What are the objectives of the week?
The objective of National Apprenticeship Week is to increase awareness and take-up of apprenticeships and traineeships by:
1. Recognising apprenticeships as a ladder of opportunity to a brighter future and showing that they are available for all.
2. Celebrating the benefits apprenticeships bring to employers and the impact apprentices can have on businesses and the wider economy.
3. Celebrating the impact apprentices have made over that time.
Wall James Chappell is one of the first law firms in the region to start its own Solicitor Apprentice programme. The firm appointed Kate Morris in September 2017. Kate is undergoing a full-time six-year apprenticeship programme that will lead to a full LLB (Hons) degree in Legal Practice and her qualification as a solicitor.
The Apprenticeship programme, operated in conjunction with the University of Law, offers a work-based learning route to qualify as a solicitor. Kate explains that “Having completed my first six months of the Apprenticeship programme in the Private Client department of the firm, I have experienced a variety of work. I will go on to work in other departments such as conveyancing, corporate and litigation.”
Philip Chapman, Corporate Partner and Apprentice Mentor adds “Kate is motivated to pursue a legal career via an alternative work based path as opposed to the traditional route of university followed by a training contract. The Advanced Apprenticeship programme has been developed to take school leavers right through to qualification as a lawyer. We hope that our investment in the scheme will develop a generation of future lawyers who will help develop and grow the firm."
Wall James Chappell was founded in 1830 and provides a comprehensive legal service to both business and private clients. The leading law firm is based in Stourbridge and provides specialist advice to clients both locally and internationally.