Inspire an apprentice
The Lancashire Apprentice / Employer Ambassador Network is part of a county-wide drive to increase understanding and employment opportunities for apprenticeships.
Apprenticeship Ambassadors are all either current apprentices or former apprentices who want to highlight the benefits of taking part in the apprenticeship programme to employers and other people. They will speak about their experiences at schools, youth clubs and careers fairs and meet employers face to face to encourage them to take on apprentices. http://www.lancsforum.co.uk/apprentice-ambassadors/
The Employer Ambassador Network is a group of employers, whose main aim is to spearhead the drive to engage new employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery in England. Lancashire employer ambassadors are all employers who have previously, or who currently recruit apprentices and who want to highlight the benefits of taking part in the apprenticeship programme to other employers and people. They may even have been apprentices themselves. They are passionate about their experiences with apprentices and are keen to promote the apprenticeship route.
They undertake their ambassador role (on a voluntary basis) by supporting and influencing a wide range of key stakeholders including schools, colleges, local enterprise partnerships, employers and their supply chains, trade associations and employment bodies. They champion and support marketing, publicity and events to raise awareness of apprenticeships and also mentor other employers. http://www.lancsforum.co.uk/apprentice-ambassadors/employer-ambassador/
What are the benefits?
By supporting your apprentices to be ambassadors you will:
- give them the opportunity to network with schools and other organisations which will promote your business.
- be empowering your apprentice ambassador with additional skills and confidence which will also support your business.
- gain prestige and greater publicity.
By becoming an employer ambassador you will:
- provide prestige for your company and will acquire great publicity for your business.
- raise awareness of your business to people and attract the next generation of apprentices and employees.
- be part of a network of employers across Lancashire and the North West who champion the apprenticeship route.
- expand your network of contacts.
Who is it for?
The Ambassador Network is for apprentices of any age or any employer who is passionate about apprenticeships and wants to promote the apprenticeship route to other businesses and stakeholders.
How do I find out more and apply?
If you want to nominate an an apprentice to become an ambassador or become an employer ambassador yourself have a look at the website for more information.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Printed Cup Company in Clitheroe who are one of our employer ambassadors said:
“We are really proud of our commitment to employing apprentices. Investing in Apprenticeships should be a priority for businesses looking to develop their internal talent and grow a qualified flexible workforce”