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City employers offered Apprenticeship Week drop-in sessions

Employers in the City will get the chance to learn more about Apprenticeships and the benefits they can bring businesses during a series of drop-in information sessions to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.

The National Skills Academy for Financial Skills (NSAFS) is running the sessions, between 7 and 11 February in London, to outline the benefits of Apprenticeships, such as higher productivity, improved quality of work and staff retention.

NSAFS chief executive Sylvia Perrins said: “We are continuing to focus on encouraging financial services employers to increase the number of Apprenticeship placements offered and claim funding to run the schemes.

“Apprenticeships are a great solution for our industry’s needs; they are recognised as high-quality programmes that deliver excellent results for both apprentices and their employers.”

NSAFS exists to support emerging and existing talent in the financial services sector, and to ensure that the industry is productive and efficient to compete in global markets.

According to NSAFS, in the majority of sectors, employers who invest in Apprenticeships recover their investment in an average of two or three years.

During the drop-in sessions, skills academy advisors will be on hand to discuss how Apprenticeship schemes work in the financial services industry.

Those advising will include Karen Davies, NSAFS’ head of quality and development and regional director Therese Reinheimer-Jones.

The drop-in sessions will run from 12pm until 2pm at NSAFS offices (2 Finch Lane, London, EC3V 3NA).

Mark Astley

(Pictured: NSAFS CEO Sylvia Perrins)

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