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UKATA Champions Workforce Development and Apprenticeships in Support of National Apprenticeship Week


As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2024 in the UK, UKATA proudly announces its dedicated support for this vital initiative. A champion for skills development and professional growth, UKATA is committed to fostering a culture of learning and excellence.

Taking place from 5 to 11 February, NAW 2024 is a nationwide celebration that emphasises the positive impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers, and the broader economy. This week provides an opportunity for organisations across the UK to spotlight their commitment to cultivating talent and investing in the future workforce.

Apprenticeships are available for individuals over the age of 16 and combines on the job training with study. Apprenticeships are available up to a university degree level and can be completed in a range of sectors.

The set theme for NAW 2024 is “Skills for Life”; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to develop a workforce with future ready skills.

Over the years, UKATA have had many success stories employing and retaining apprentices, with existing staff having secured employment with the association following completion of their apprenticeship programme.

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Joining UKATA as an apprentice in 2019, Marketing Executive, Nathan Shaw said:

“I started my career at UKATA in January 2019, joining the team as an apprentice working towards a Level 3 Marketing & Social Media NVQ. Five years on from my first day, I have worked my way up from Apprentice, to Assistant and now hold my current role as Marketing Executive.

Because of my apprenticeship and all the staff at UKATA, not only has my confidence grown, but I have also gained invaluable experiences and skills that will benefit both my future and the association.”

Speaking on the impact of developing apprentices, Marketing & Events Manager, Victoria Castelluccio said:

“It fills me with pride to see how Nathan has progressed since joining UKATA five years ago. His confidence has developed, and he continues to show enthusiasm whenever new opportunities for continued professional development arise.

Nathan is one of the many success stories we have at UKATA, Chief Operating Officer of UKATA, Craig Evans started his career as an apprentice almost 20 years ago and is now leading an award winning association and actively encourages career progression and opens opportunities for future apprentices

As a Chesterfield Champion Apprenticeship Ambassador, UKATA is committed to supporting and recruiting apprentices.”

Throughout the National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2024, UKATA will actively participate in celebrations across social media by sharing staff success stories and promoting the benefits available to employers considering offering an apprenticeship placement.

UKATA, a leading association, is dedicated to enhancing the quality and standards of asbestos training with the aim to shield workers and the public from the hazards of asbestos exposure.

The association collaborates closely with its members to guarantee that they have access to the latest information, training resources, and industry updates. They provide a suite of support services to assist them in accomplishing their training objectives. Their membership encompasses a diverse array of organisations involved in asbestos training, including training providers, asbestos removal contractors, consultants, and equipment suppliers.

UKATA is fervent about promoting safe and responsible working practices, committed to working with members and partners to realise a shared vision of protecting workers and the public from the hazards linked with asbestos exposure.

Published on Tuesday 30th January 2024