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Apprentices on the Frontline, in partnership with the Royal Navy

Published 28th October 2020

The newly launched Apprentices on the Frontline website has been developed, through a partnership with the Royal Navy and the National Apprenticeship Service, to highlight some of the most extraordinary stories of employers and their apprentices across different business sectors, showing how they have adapted to new working practices during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Both employers and apprentices have faced and overcome enormous obstacles. From the initial challenges of PPE and home working, to the continued challenge of returning to work and continuing to learn and grow through their Apprenticeship, as the UK returned to the ‘new normal’ over the summer of 2020.

The Apprentices on the Frontline film series celebrates the achievements of selected apprentices, who demonstrate how they have stepped up through the Covid-19 pandemic. From providing support to frail and elderly customers at Lloyds Banking Group, and solving engineering challenges for the production of ventilators with Siemens, to taking to the air with the Royal Navy as their apprentice team keep a 24/7 air ambulance availability across the South West.

Film viewers, watching the YouTube series, can also learn about the Great Ormond Street apprentice who undertook a role at the NHS Nightingale London, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as a skilled and talented apprentice who undertook the in-house production of PPE to ensure the manufacturing at Premier Foods could continue without interruption..

Employer submitted stories have also been collected as entries for this years’ “Special Recognition Award” in association with The Armed Forces (Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force) - the winner of which will be announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards on the 25th November.

We are recognising each and every apprentice and their employers through the challenge of COVID 19, and showcasing the most inspiring stories from across the country.

To find out more about these inspirational stories, please follow this link: http://apprenticesonthefrontline.co.uk/

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