On 12 November 2014, apprentices, employers and other types of stakeholders will come together at The Big Event, the Big Celebration at the Millennium Stadium Cardiff to celebrate some great developments that have happened to apprenticeships in Wales over the past year, as well as plan ahead for what is to come.
I am delighted to be a keynote speaker on the day and I will be addressing the challenges faced by employers in the legal sector when bringing apprenticeships into business and suggesting how to tackle them.
In today’s job market competition is fierce, education can be expensive and opportunities are getting fewer for those who want to enter the law profession and qualify. The law apprenticeship will go a long way to assisting those with aptitude, initiative and the willingness to work hard to achieve their goals, at the same time as opening a door for employers to a talent pool who will increase their skills while they work, with the benefit of outside legal training.
There can be obstacles along the way, including changing attitudes, getting buy-in to invest the time required to set the scheme up properly and finding the right people to be a part of the business; yet overcoming these is well worth it for the rewards you and your apprentices will reap.
Skills for Justice have organised what is set to be a compelling event around a great project – and one that certainly should be celebrated.