The Brathay Apprentice Challenge, the search for the apprentice team of the year supported by the National Apprenticeship Service, has been named one of the top public sector campaigns this year as well as one of the top charities benefiting communities.
The unique partnership behind the Brathay Apprentice Challenge delivers on a number of levels:
- Apprentices gain team building, leadership, logistical and communications skills and have an enhanced apprenticeship experience which many employers would not have the scope to deliver without engaging in such a Challenge.
- Organisations are able to deliver against their CSR policies
- Important contributions are being made to the Government apprenticeship targets
- Employers and young people are being educated about apprenticeships from apprentices themselves.
Since 2012 the annual Challenge has engaged nearly half a million young people on the benefits of apprenticeships. Developments made in 2017 have seen the number of schools and businesses engaged with increase by a third, and the number of young people reached has doubled compared to 2016.