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Share your apprentices’ journey with SFJ Awards’ ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Champions’

@SFJAwards, your sector specialist Awarding and End-Point Assessment Organisation, have long been advocates of apprenticeships.

However in 2021, they’re taking this up a notch, to further champion both apprentices and those working hard behind the scenes supporting apprenticeships, with the launch of their new initiative ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Champions’.

And this is your chance to get involved!

Help shine a light on the important careers available through apprenticeships, and recognise the hundreds of employers and individuals who work to keep vocational training at the heart of workforce development by sharing your apprenticeship story today.

Candace Miller, Managing Director, SFJ Awards said:

“There is no doubting that our nation’s young people have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, leaving potentially over a million across the UK not in education, training, or work. As a regulated Awarding Organisation and registered provider of End Point Assessment (EPA) services, we’re commited to validating apprentice achievement through our quality EPA provision, ensuring trust in the value of the learning and skills they gain.

Now couldn’t be a more vital time for us to encourage more employers across the nation to support our young people and facilitate the recovery of a national Apprenticeships programme by embracing Apprenticeship opportunities, helping to create new jobs and sustainable employment for the future.

As specialists in the protective services sectors, we’re already seeing the positive impact that growth in apprenticeship routes is having by opening up these fantastically rewarding careers to more and more people. We hope our ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Champions’ initiative will inspire even more employers to recognise the key role our apprentices can and do play, across such a diverse range of positions and sectors, throughout the UK.”

If you’re currently an apprentice, or you have recently completed an apprenticeship as a Police Community Support Officer, Emergency Service Contact Handler, Custody and Detention Officer, Community Safety Advisor, Business Fire Safety Advisor, or Operational Firefighter, SFJ Awards want to hear from you. Simply fill out this online form, where you can tell you story and help celebrate those championing apprenticeships.

If you’re an employer who oversees apprenticeships, you can have your say too, by filling in your own online form.

Once complete, SFJ Awards will publish your story online and across social media during National Apprenticeship Week 2021, commencing February 8, and throughout the year.

To find out more, download the toolkit or email [email protected]

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