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Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (YAAN) Launch

Our Superior Apprenticeship Academy hosted the official launch of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (YAAN) for the Dorset and Solent region on March 7th 2018. Twenty-six young apprentices from different business sectors across the area came together for the event as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

Launched in November 2017, YAAN is a national initiative supported by the National Apprenticeship Service. Its aim is to recruit past and present young apprentices across all levels and business areas of apprenticeships to engage with and provide information on apprenticeships, directly to young people, teachers and parents. Dorset and Solent is one of five YAAN sub-regions in the South East region, both chaired by Ben Clarke of Superior Seals.

Ben, an award-winning past apprentice and now senior manager at Superior, said: “The Ambassador Network has a unique role to play in allowing the next generation of school leavers to make informed choices about apprenticeships through information and real experiences shared by young people, for young people. We look forward to recruiting many more ambassadors to represent as many sectors as we can to make this a rich and diverse pool of experience and expertise for schools to draw upon.”

“It is fantastic to see so many apprentices coming together in National Apprenticeship Week for the launch, representing so many sectors of our region.  Support from their businesses has also been overwhelming; we thank them all.”