Port Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week with Trainees

National Apprenticeship Week 2020

The Port of Blyth is this week celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020, as we recognise the achievements of trainees across our business.

A long time advocate of the apprenticeship route into work for young people, Port of Blyth provides regular opportunities for apprenticeships through the Government’s Find an Apprenticeship portal.

Two of the Port’s current apprentices shared a bit of their story:

Rebecca Howard is a Business Administration Apprentice with the port’s award winning training arm, Port Training Services. When asked about her experience to date, she said: “I’ve really enjoyed my apprenticeship so far and have learnt so much. Being trained whilst I’m in a job is fantastic because it means I can develop skills and experience quicker than if I stayed in education. Everything I’m learning on the job is going to help me in the future”.

Kye Falcus, a Warehouse Apprentice, said: “I’ve loved my time with the Port so far. I knew that it would be an interesting place to work and the apprenticeship has been great. I’m learning new skills all the time that will be good for my career like completing my Counter Balance Forklift Licence, which was one of the first things I did when I started.”

The theme of this year’s Apprenticeship Week is ‘Look Beyond’ which celebrates the diversity and the value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and communities. Look Beyond will encourage individuals and organisations across the apprenticeship community to unite and showcase the true meaning of diversity within apprenticeships:

National Apprenticeship Week runs from 3-7 February 2020.