For Apprentice Week 2020 we’ve talked to team leaders, managers and apprentices from Monmouthshire County Council to look at the benefits of apprenticeships to both employees and employer

National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the positive impact apprenticeships can have on individuals, businesses and the economy. The aim of this event is to engage with employers and promote the advantages of taking on and supporting apprentices in the workplace while highlighting the talent and skills apprentices bring to businesses and the wider economy.

Day 1: Meet our new Health & Social Apprentices

To begin our 2020 Apprentice Week celebrations, we welcomed three new Health and Social & Care apprentices into the authority. The apprentices became the first to join our new ‘Apprenticeships in Care’ initiative.

You can find out more about our new apprentices here.

Day 2: AGI Coordinator Vision

On day 2 we heard from Gareth James, AGI Coordinator working within the Employment & Skills team. He spoke about the benefits of apprenticeships for both employees and employers, and about his experiences so far in the role.

Day 3: Kyle Hughes – IT Apprentice

For day 3 of Apprentice Week 2020 we heard from Kyle Hughes, IT Apprentice currently working for the Employment & Skills team.

Day 4: Apprentice & Manager Reflection

To start off day 4 we heard from Danielle Davies, who currently works as a Financial Systems Support Apprentice with the Creditors team. You can read the full story here.

We then heard from Danielle’s manager Damien Nash for his thoughts on Danielle’s progression. You can read the full story here.

Day 5: Words from Chief Officer Peter Davies

To finish off our Apprentice Week 2020 celebrations we spoke with Peter Davies, Chief Officer with Monmouthshire County Council about the importance of apprenticeships and the great opportunities they present. You can read Peter’s full story here.

Previous Years Events

Click on the links below to see how we’ve celebrated the event in previous year: