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Information about the Lancashire Apprentice Ambassador Network (LAAN)

The Lancashire Apprentice Ambassador Network now has in excess of 40 members.

The Lancashire Apprentice Ambassador Network (LAAN) is part of a county-wide drive to increase training and employment opportunities for young people and improve skills.

The apprenticeship ambassadors are all either current apprentices or former apprentices who want to highlight the benefits of taking part in the Apprenticeship programme to employers and other young people. They will speak about their experiences at schools, youth clubs and careers fairs and meet employers face to face to encourage them to take on Apprentices.

The network is a joint initiative set up by the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub, which is part of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP), and the Lancashire Work Based Learning Executive Forum, a consortium of Lancashire apprenticeship providers.

Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director of the Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub, said: “Expanding the apprenticeship programme in Lancashire will improve the employability of hundreds of young people and improve skill levels in our workforce as a whole, both of which are key parts of the LEP’s ambitious strategic programme to create jobs and fuel economic growth.”

For more information on how to nominate an apprentice that you think would be a great ambassador, have a look at the information and downloads under Apprentice Ambassador Sign up.