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BT supported Apprentice Nation returns to make young people career ready. 

BT supported Apprentice Nation returns to make young people career ready.

 

•Apprentice Nation, supported by BT, inspires young people to get career-ready via free concert and webinar series

 

•Apprentice Nation’s six-week series covers important work-ready topics and features exclusive video content with the music artists from the livestream alongside industry experts
•Participants can earn rewards with gamified work and life skills training, including an exclusive pair of Clarks Originals shoes and an online video call with their favourite artist from the livestream
Tinie, Raye and Ms Banks are joining Apprentice Nation to help launch their 2020 programme with a Livestream concert taking place on 1 October. The platform brings together RockCorps, WhiteHat and BT to energise and inspire young people to shape their future.

 

Tinie said:
“I’m hyped to join Apprentice Nation. Everyone, and I mean everyone, deserves an equal playing field to get a good start in their career. Whilst not everybody knows what path they want to take, the world is getting more conscious now and Apprentice Nation is leading the way with inspiration to help people shape their future.”
Following the livestream concert, a six-week series of free webinars and on-demand videos through October and November will offer advice on how to become work ready; helping young people to navigate their way through uncertainty during this pandemic and ultimately to get the career they want. These will feature content from lead partner BT as well as industry experts and artists from the livestream. The more courses that participants complete, the more rewards they unlock. For further information on how to sign up, head to www.apprenticenation.co.uk/join.

 

Apprentice Nation’s vision is a Britain where apprenticeships and university are equally valued. Raising awareness of apprenticeships among diverse and underrepresented groups of young people, as well as providing them with fundamental skills for the future is just part of how this will be achieved. Promoting apprenticeships to companies and influencers is also a key objective.

 

Jada took part in Apprentice Nation, 2019 and says:
“I’m so grateful that I could be part of Apprentice Nation. It was really enlightening and gave me the confidence and reassurance that I needed to decide against university.”

 

Following the London and Manchester pilot programmes last year, reaching over 15,000 young people and featuring music artists 6lack, Not3s and Jaykae, Apprentice Nation now plans to reach 1 million young people by 2025.

Stephen Greene CBE, CEO of RockCorps and Producer of Apprentice Nation, said:
“COVID is hammering the employment sector all around the UK – this is particularly hard on young people and those from underrepresented communities. We are proud to be delivering Apprentice Nation with BT at a time when young people most need our support.”
RockCorps have a proven track record of inspiring young people to take action through music concerts, and WhiteHat is a tech startup creating an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships.
To find out more about Apprentice Nation and how they are opening more opportunities to young people across the country visit www.apprenticenation.co.uk

Small facts on employment in the UK

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the number of people in work fell by 220,000 between April and June this year with the youngest workers being some of the hardest hit.

 

Job Instability & Locked Down Industries – Young people are 2.5 times more likely to work in ‘locked down’ industries than older workers and sadly some of those workplaces won’t survive the pandemic (McKinsey April 2020)

 

Mental Health – Unemployed 15-24 year olds are twice as likely to experience mental illness (and even more so for blue-collared workers) (Institute of Fiscal Studies May 2020)
Tinie, Raye and Ms Banks are joining Apprentice Nation to help launch their 2020 programme with a livestream concert taking place on 1 October. The platform brings together RockCorps, WhiteHat and BT to energise and inspire young people to shape their future.

 

Tinie said:
“I’m hyped to join Apprentice Nation. Everyone, and I mean everyone, deserves an equal playing field to get a good start in their career. Whilst not everybody knows what path they want to take, the world is getting more conscious now and Apprentice Nation is leading the way with inspiration to help people shape their future.”

 

Following the livestream concert, a six-week series of free webinars and on-demand videos through October and November will offer advice on how to become work ready; helping young people to navigate their way through uncertainty during this pandemic and ultimately to get the career they want. These will feature content from lead partner BT as well as industry experts and artists from the livestream. The more courses that participants complete, the more rewards they unlock. For further information on how to sign up, head to www.apprenticenation.co.uk/join.

 

Apprentice Nation’s vision is a Britain where apprenticeships and university are equally valued. Raising awareness of apprenticeships among diverse and underrepresented groups of young people, as well as providing them with fundamental skills for the future is just part of how this will be achieved. Promoting apprenticeships to companies and influencers is also a key objective.

 

Jada took part in Apprentice Nation, 2019 and says:
“I’m so grateful that I could be part of Apprentice Nation. It was really enlightening and gave me the confidence and reassurance that I needed to decide against university.”

 

Following the London and Manchester pilot programmes last year, reaching over 15,000 young people and featuring music artists 6lack, Not3s and Jaykae, Apprentice Nation now plans to reach 1 million young people by 2025.

 

Stephen Greene CBE, CEO of RockCorps and Producer of Apprentice Nation, said:
“COVID is hammering the employment sector all around the UK – this is particularly hard on young people and those from underrepresented communities. We are proud to be delivering Apprentice Nation with BT at a time when young people most need our support.”

 

RockCorps have a proven track record of inspiring young people to take action through music concerts, and WhiteHat is a tech startup creating an outstanding alternative to university through apprenticeships.

 

To find out more about Apprentice Nation and how they are opening more opportunities to young people across the country visit www.apprenticenation.co.uk

 

Notes to editors
Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the number of people in work fell by 220,000 between April and June this year with the youngest workers being some of the hardest hit.

 

Job Instability & Locked Down Industries – Young people are 2.5 times more likely to work in ‘locked down’ industries than older workers and sadly some of those workplaces won’t survive the pandemic (McKinsey April 2020)

 

Mental Health – Unemployed 15-24 year olds are twice as likely to experience mental illness (and even more so for blue-collared workers) (Institute of Fiscal Studies May 2020)

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