National School Apprenticeships’ (NSA) “One by 2020” campaign is going from strength to strength with hundreds of schools signing up to the scheme since the April launch.
The “One by 2020” campaign, which launched at the beginning of the month, encourages every school in England to hire at least one apprentice by the year 2020. The scheme is rapidly gathering pace with over 300 schools having signed up in the past two weeks, joining the 3000 already registered. NSA is encouraging schools to register their interest in the programme before the end of June, creating a pathway for school leavers in July.
Neil Gamewell, Director of NSA said: “The initial success of the campaign to date has demonstrated to us that there is a need for apprenticeships in schools across the nation. We are confident that every school in England can benefit from joining the programme, so we are determined to keep the message running until every school employs at least one apprentice”.
Following the campaign launch, the company has been shortlisted in the Skills for Business Awards 2015 in the “Learning Provider of the Year” category. The awards will help spread the word of the campaign even further to encourage more schools to become a part of the “One by 2020” campaign.