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National Apprenticeship Week 2019
March 4, 2019

As a supporter or Apprenticeships, Commsplus is celebrating national apprenticeship week 2019.

This year, national apprenticeship week runs from the 4th to the 8th of March with the theme 'Blaze a Trail'. It focuses on the passion and enthusiasm that young apprentices bring to their roles within a company.

What is an apprenticeship scheme?

The UK apprenticeships scheme supports young people looking to get into the workplace, develop a career and learn at the same time. The Gov apprenticeships scheme helps businesses and young people connect and offers a great platform for young people to get into the work place.

How do we support the apprenticeships scheme?

Commsplus has always been a supporter of the UK apprenticeships scheme. Many members of our engineering team started as apprentices, including our current Engineering Manager, Aaron Luker.

In 2016, Commsplus also hired their current Marketing Executive, James Whitrow, as an apprentice. Followed swiftly by another engineering apprentice. Both apprentices attended courses outside of their work here at Commsplus. These courses helped them further their understanding of their role within the company. It also allows them to learn new skills and techniques that they can apply to their job at Commsplus.

Steve Collard, MD

Steve Collard, Commsplus Managing Director said, "I have always been an avid supporter of the UK apprenticeship scheme. I started, myself, as an Apprentice for British Telecom, learning the ropes with the engineering team and furthering my telecoms knowledge.

"It was my own experience with apprenticeships that lead me to offer apprentice positions when I first took over at Commsplus. I believe that having apprentices in my company allows it to flourish, bringing in new blood, fresh ideas and new skills.

"The apprentices at Commsplus are a truly integrated part of the team, learning from the more experienced members, developing their skills and starting their career.

"Several members of our team have been here since they started their apprenticeship; which, I believe, is a testament to how good the apprentice scheme is."

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

This year, national apprenticeship week is held between the 4th and the 8th March. The week celebrates apprentices and their employers - showcasing the scheme and how it can benefit both young people and businesses.

This years theme is 'Blaze A Trail' - focusing on the passion of young people for their apprenticeships. Keith Smith, Director of Apprenticehsips for the Education & Skills Funding Agency said "Our theme for 2019 is blaze a trail.

"We'll be highlighting the spirit and passion of people forging successful careers for themselves; and how they're helping employers to drive their organisation forward."

National Apprenticeship week is run by the UK apprenticeships campaign and raises awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships

For more information about Commsplus, please contact us on 01934 882200 or email

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