Runshaw announces national apprenticeship week events

Runshaw Business Centre has unveiled details of the events it will be hosting during the week of March 3.

Adrian RoscoeThe Chorley-based provider of apprenticeships and professional qualifications has a programme of events including an employer lunch featuring food prepared by hospitality apprentices, a careers event and open evening.

With courses ranging from beauty to engineering, Runshaw is looking forward to celebrating the national week and raising the profile of the nationally-recognised qualifications to employers, young people and parents.

This year the National Apprenticeship Service, the body behind the initiative, is launching a ‘pledgeometer’ for the first time, allowing employers to pledge apprentice job vacancies in the run up to and during the week.

Adrian Roscoe, business centre manager at Runshaw College, said: “National Apprenticeship Week has grown in popularity during its seven year existence and we always enjoy marking the week in our own way. “The initiative gives us the opportunity to shout about our successes and celebrate everything that is great about Apprenticeships. We work with some extremely successful businesses and continue to be impressed by our bright young apprentices, so to have a whole week dedicated to them is fantastic.”