Information about the Lancashire Apprenticeship Ambassador Network

The Lancashire Apprenticeship Ambassador Network comprises of both Employer and Apprenticeship Ambassadors.

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

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 Employer Ambassadors were either ambassadors themselves or have recruited ambassadors and are passionate about the Apprenticeship route.

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.”