Welsh employers urged to protect their future by hiring apprentices now!
Employers across Wales are being urged this week to hire and train young apprentices, despite the tough economic conditions, in order to give their businesses vital skills for survival and growth in the future.
Marking the start of Apprenticeship Week in Wales, Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert, along with the country’s training providers, called for more businesses to make the commitment to pass on the skills of their current workforce to the next generation of employees.
In the most recent reporting year, 16,305 people in Wales were employed as apprentices and a further 20,075 as Foundation Apprentices. However, there are concerns that not enough apprenticeship opportunities are being offered by companies for the large number of young people seeking to start their careers.