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Brathay Apprentice Challenge underway in Cumbria

Published on: Monday 23rd January 2017
Categorised under: Work , Apprentices, Charity, Community, GSK, Lake District

Apprentices are competing to become the apprentice team of the year in this year's Brathay Apprentice Challenge 2017, run by the Ambleside-based charity.

The regional heats for this national contest are underway and more than 650 people from 75 organisations are taking part.

Over the next four months, the teams will take on challenges to develop new skills and showcase their employer, college or training provider.

The regional heats see apprentices complete a community project and conduct activities that raise the profile of the team, their employer and apprenticeships. Eight national finalists teams will be announced in May with the final taking place at the trust's HQ in Windermere the following month.

Godfrey Owen, chief executive of the trust, said: “We are pleased to see such a variety of teams enter the Challenge this year. The apprentices are beginning their journey which will see them benefit from an enhanced apprenticeship gaining team building, leadership, logistical and communication skills.”

In 2016, apprentices from GSK in Ulverston – a partner of Choose Cumbria – teamed up with children’s charity WellChild to create an outdoor haven for a boy with disabilities as part of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge. Click here to read more.

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