NCATI supports National Apprenticeship Week 2020 #AskAnApprentice

The National College for Advanced Transport & Infrastructure (NCATI) will be participating in activities throughout National Apprenticeship Week 2020 including Twitter Q&As alongside other Apprentices and Apprentice Employers on Wednesday 5th February and Thursday 6th February respectively.

When and where?

NCATI Civil Engineering Apprentice Josh will be joining us on Twitter to answer questions on Wednesday 5th February from 1-2pm, send your questions with the hashtag #AskAnApprentice.

The Apprenticeships service are calling upon prospective learners, Parents, Employers and Training Providers to “Look Beyond” the stereotypes of apprenticeships and the traditional methods of recruiting new staff. The entire apprenticeship community will be celebrating the diversity of training on offer and the true value of an apprenticeship for both the apprentice and their employer.

As an apprenticeship provider, the College are already well aware of the true value to apprentices and employers but we here are the highlights;


  • Earn while you learn
  • Study up to degree level
  • Receive ongoing support & development
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Whatever your age, apprenticeships are available
  • Employee benefits (dependent on the employer)


  • Levy Payers can get the most out of their contribution
  • SMEs benefit from the Government funding 95% of apprenticeship training costs
  • The choice to upskill current staff or recruit someone new
  • Increase Staff Retention and Satisfaction
  • Diversify and freshen up your workforce
  • Adaptable training that can be suited to your companies’ needs

To delve deeper and get your questions answered join us next week on Twitter with your questions for employer and apprentices.

Numerous employers from the transport sector will be at our Birmingham campus on 6th February for the Get Into Transport apprenticeship careers event including Network Rail, Highways England and Skanska. Send your questions from 1-2pm on Thursday 6th February with the hashtag #AskAnEmployer.