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The ambition is to make Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 the best yet, with participation in last year's event reaching an all-time high.
Aidan Friend, chief operating officer of CU Coventry, is leading an ambitious apprenticeship strategy to become the biggest provider of higher and degree apprenticeships, which allow students to earn a full-time wage and study for higher level qualifications at the same time.
A& From this month, Teesside University Business School will offer a Degree Apprenticeship, the Chartered Management Degree Apprenticeship, which alongside a BA (Hons) Management Practice, also awards the successful apprentice with membership of the Chartered Management Institute.
He recently gave evidence to the inquiry into apprenticeships being held by the House of Commons sub-committee on education, skills and the economy.
The agency will work through the Governor-appointed, seven-member Washington State Apprenticeship and Training Council to attract businesses.
There are no upper age limits to being an apprentice, from 16 to 116 you can take advantage of the opportunities that an apprenticeship could bring.
There have been 56,100 apprenticeships in Birmingham since May 2010 and numbers in the city are up by 23 per cent in 2014/15 compared with the previous year.
"If a parent has done an apprenticeship, it may be something they've talked about; but if they don't have a positive view of apprenticeships, that can be influential.
The National Apprenticeship Awards, which are run by the National Apprenticeship Service, recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own skilled workforce through apprentices.
If you are over 16 and not in full-time education, you can apply for an apprenticeship. They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,200 job roles, in a range of industries, from engineering to financial advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.
Over 500 apprenticeship vacancies were on show and more than 650 young people and their parents attended to nd out more about apprenticeships.
Visit for details about what is going on in your area for Apprenticeship Week and to find out more about apprenticeships.