Share your story – help us to celebrate World Teachers’ Day

As you know, schools and colleges play a critical role in providing careers information, advice and guidance, to ensure that students have a fair and balanced view of all the opportunities available to them. This is still a work in progress, as teachers continue to learn more about apprenticeships, and grow in confidence in their … Continued

Join a Skype focus group about off-the-job training

The Education Skills Funding Agency are developing a short guidance document to support apprentice line managers in understanding off-the-job training. In particular we want to help line mangers understand how off-the-job training works in practice and the importance and benefits of it. We would like to speak to apprentices to find out about your experiences … Continued

‘Fire It Up’ features YAAN member Ekansh

The Department for Education’s apprenticeships campaign ‘Fire It Up’ is once again live. It is already showing positive results since its launch in January, with a 10% increase in young people’s consideration of apprenticeships. The second phase of the campaign continues to target broad audiences such as young people, parents etc. but will also focus … Continued

Meet an inspirational lab scientist degree apprentice

Cosmopolitan spoke to Aimen Fatima, 21, an inspirational lab scientist degree apprentice at The University of Manchester, about what first got her into science and what she’s working on right now. “Growing up in Pakistan, my mum was my biggest inspiration. She was an army nurse and really into biology. If someone asked me what … Continued

Deadline extended for National Apprenticeship Awards!

There’s still time to make your application! If you’ve been nominated for Apprenticeship Champion of the Year there’s still time to complete your personal application – until Tuesday 28th May at 12 noon! Everyone registered for the Awards now have until noon on 28 May to complete their National Apprenticeship Awards application. If you haven’t … Continued

Good news from the Youth Voice Census Results 2019

Careers education and knowledge of apprenticeships is on the rise, but there is still much work to do to fix youth unemployment. On the 8th May, Youth Employment UK launched the results from the 2019 Youth Voice Census, a survey capturing the experiences of more than 3,000 14-24-year olds as they transition between education and … Continued

Download the updated Champion logos!

Following the introduction of the new Fire It Up campaign in January, we have made updates to the Apprenticeship Champion branding and assets. You can now download updated versions of the following: Apprenticeship Champion email signature Apprenticeship Champion website badge – for schools Apprenticeship Champion website badge – for organisations Apprenticeship Champion website badge – … Continued

DfE seeking views on post-16 qualifications

The Department for Education are seeking views on the principles that should guide their review of post-16 qualifications at level 3 and below. This consultation is the first stage of the Government’s review of post-16 level 3 and below qualifications (excluding T Levels, A Levels and GCSEs). It asks for views on the high level principles … Continued