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National Apprenticeship Week 2016 - 14 to 18 March

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National Apprenticeship Week (14 to 18 March) celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Good apprenticeships are union business - helping tomorrow's workers get the skills they need to move on in their careers, and to help build a fairer economy. Trade union skills organisation unionlearn is campaigning to ensure that all apprentices are properly valued.

For more on union support for apprenticeships, and unionlearn's good apprenticeships charter, visit their website at

Liz Rees​Nearly 150 years ago the first Trades Union Congress called for better apprenticeships and skills, and it's been a priority ever since. Unionlearn Director Liz Rees writes for the CBI's Great Business Debate about the need for UK employers to step up and provide more, more accessible, and better quality apprenticeships. Read the full article