National Apprenticeship Week 7 – 13 February 2022
National Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7 – 13 February 2022) is the 15th week-long celebration of apprenticeships in England. The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a spotlight on how beneficial and positive apprenticeships are for individuals, businesses, and the economy.
As a leading provider of Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeships Fashion-Enter Ltd (FEL) cannot highlight enough on how fantastic apprenticeships are. They provide excellent on-the-job training that can help individuals develop their skills and knowledge for a rewarding career. In fashion in particular, there is a real shortage skilled workers and this is where businesses can really excel to equip new talent with future-ready skills.
Each year National Apprenticeship Week focuses on a theme and for 2022 the theme is ‘Build the Future’. Employers of all sizes and sectors will promote their apprentices from this past year and showcase the brilliant skills they have developed. At Fashion-Enter we provide 1-day a week training to various fashion and textile apprentices from businesses such as Harrods, ASOS and Mountain Warehouse, in roles that range from Garment Tech and Fashion Studio Assistant to Tailoring and more. Our talented apprenticeship team teach a broad range of units in a classroom environment that compliments the apprentices specific job role.
Lucy was on the Diploma for Fashion Studio Assistant Standard Level 3 course from July 2019 to January 2021. She commented: “My Fashion Studio Assistant apprenticeship taught me exactly what I needed to know to enter the industry, it also prepared me for the environments I would be working in. The fashion industry is not like any other, and apprenticeships will prepare you better than any other courses.
“My favourite module was Applying Materials, I got to learn so much depth into the manufacturing processes, supply chain, and the effects on the environment. This module and all others in my apprenticeship were created with direct education in mind. I would recommend apprenticeships to anyone.”
Current apprentice, Aneeta Phillips, Menswear Garment Technologist at Mountain Warehouse said: “I have been with Fashion-Enter for almost 8-months doing a Level 4 Garment Technology Apprenticeship. I have found the support of my tutor at the college alongside my job at Mountain Warehouse to be very efficient.
“An apprenticeship is a great opportunity for me to be able to study garment technology and get a better knowledge of the fashion industry in college and be able to apply what I learn to my job. It is a really great way to learn especially if you understand things better when doing them.”
Throughout the week over 1,200 virtual events will take place across England to showcase the impact of apprenticeships. At Fashion-Enter we will be awarding our very own ‘Apprentice of the Year’ with a trophy, more on this soon.
Click here to find out more about our fashion and textile apprenticeships.
To find out more about apprenticeships in general visit the government apprenticeships website