Hey everyone,

7th - 13th Feb 2022 is National Apprenticeship Week, and to mark the occasion, the All About Apprenticeships Podcast from the HomeServe Foundation has kicked off with an interview with the new Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Alex Burghart.

You can hear the conversation with multi-award-winning sport and finance journalist Georgie Frost here >>

Georgie and Alex talk levelling up, why apprenticeship incentives are coming to an end, what he makes of the vocational vs academic balance in the further education space - and what happened when the Prime Minister called Alex to offer him a job!

The HomeServe Foundation has also been highlighting the urgency to tackle the skills gap in the construction and home improvements and repairs sectors with an interview with HomeServe founder and CEO Richard Harpin on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme this week. You can hear the short clip on this link >>

We'd love you to take a look and let us know your thoughts below

Are you - Have you - Will you be taking on an apprentice?