Forbes Supports National Apprenticeship Week


28 February, 2017

The HR & Training Team at Forbes are reinforcing their commitment to apprenticeships by supporting National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 6th - 10th March.

Forbes Solicitors has been delivering the Business Administration Level II Apprenticeship in house for the last 16 years and several of Forbes' employees started their careers as Apprentices with the firm, including Lisa Hale, the Trainer who now delivers the Apprenticeship Programme.

During the 10th National Apprenticeship Week the team are attending various events across Lancashire celebrating the success of apprenticeships over the last decade and encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. As well as taking part in 'The Big Assembly', an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest online careers advice seminar ever, the team will be at -

  • Blackburn with Darwen Skills Event held at Darwen Aldridge Academy
  • Nelson and Colne College Apprenticeship Careers Event
  • Preston Apprenticeship EXPO
  • Ribblesdale School National Careers Week Event

In addition to these events, Frankie Haggerty, a Lancashire Young Apprentice Ambassador and Forbes' Paralegal who started her career as an Apprentice, will be attending a lunch event at the House of Commons, hosted by Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP. 100 apprentices from a wide range of local communities, undertaking a variety of different apprenticeships will share their experiences as the Government aim to support 3 million high quality apprenticeships by 2020.

Joanne Pickering, Director of HR, Training & Quality, commented, "As an Ambassador for the National Apprenticeship Service I understand first-hand the importance of these programmes for those starting out in their careers and I am pleased that the team here at Forbes are able to support these events."

Since 2000 Forbes has supported 200 Apprentices through their Apprenticeship qualifications. In 2015 The quality of the Apprenticeship Programme run by Forbes Solicitors was recognised as Highly Commended at the Damar Apprenticeship Awards 2015. Forbes was recognised in the Employer of the Year category which showcased the business benefits gained through their commitment to Apprenticeships.


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