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National Apprenticeship Week: The huge North West firms leading the way

National Apprenticeship Week: The huge North West firms leading the way

Firms from across the North West have this week revealed details of new apprenticeship schemes as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Taking place all week, the annual celebration is aimed at shining a light on the work being done by employers and apprentices across the UK.

This year, it’s also recognising how firms of all sizes have stepped up to the challenge during this unprecedented time.

Below, we wrap up some of the North West firms to have announced apprenticeship projects as part of the national event, as well as those who have been shouting about their own schemes in recent days.

Is your North West firm running an apprenticeship scheme? Email [email protected] with the details.

United Utilities

Abdul Ghafaar, 28, from Burnley, an apprentice at United Utilities

United Utilities has begun the search for around 40 new apprentices.

Applications opened this week for apprenticeship roles in science, engineering, data analysis and property buying, as well as, for the first time, data modelling, construction supervision, project control and payroll.

The water and wastewater firm has taken on hundreds of apprentices since 2015, including a record number during the coronavirus pandemic last year.