National Apprenticeship Week: 11-15 March 2013
Why is National Apprenticeship Week important to us?
After 6 successful years, over 120 young people through our doors and more than 70 apprentices graduated, we felt it was about time we looked back and noted the fantastic achievement we have had delivering apprenticeships. What better way to celebrate than in National Apprenticeship Week!
Not only is it a time for us to highlight our achievements, it is also a time to demonstrate to others how apprenticeships could work for their businesses. We feel very passionately about our apprenticeship programme and have proved that you can train apprentices and run a successful business. By giving young people the tools that they need to pursue successful careers, whatever their background also means you have made an investment in them, and an investment in our society as a whole.
How will we be getting involved?
For this week only we have given full responsibility to our apprentice chefs to create and design their own unique dish to run alongside the normal lunchtime menu. Our current Cohort of apprentices, Cohort 7, are nearly at the end of their time with us, so this is a perfect opportunity for them to show off what they have learnt and put it into practice.
What is National Apprenticeship Week?
National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate Apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals and businesses.
By Emma, Fundraising & Marketing Officer for the Cornwall Foundation of Promise, the charity that runs and receives all profits from Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall.