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Learning At Work Week Gets Underway

20 May 2014

Learning At Work Week Gets Underway

The fantastic “Learning At Work Week 2014” got underway on Monday and will run right through until this Friday, 25th May - and, as always, we at the e4s student jobs website are right behind it!

The Learning At Work Week features a variety of campaigns, events, initiatives and activities designed to raise awareness of just how invaluable learning and development in the workplace can be.

Each year, thousands of employers take part in the week long event which has been run by the Campaign For Learning charity since 1999 (although in its earliest incarnation it was in the much shorter format of Learning At Work Day).

Just one of the major employers of students and young people which throws its weight behind Learning At Work Week every year is fast-food chain McDonald’s.

Drawing attention to some of the benefits and advantages of the events which the Learning At Work Week campaign brings to their particular business model, and showing how it can help develop young people in the UK, McDonald’s Chief People Officer, Jez Langhorn, told the e4s website:

“No young person enters the world of work as the finished article, and this is where employers come in. At McDonald’s we offer young people the chance to be part of our apprenticeship programme, which is a great opportunity to develop skills, gain experience and build confidence, all while studying for a nationally-recognised qualification.”

Mr Langhorn added: “I see first-hand the impact the programme has on young people and it’s hugely rewarding to see them grow in confidence with us. They not only perform better in the workplace, but also gain a broader foundation of transferable skills on which to build their careers, whether that’s at McDonald’s or elsewhere...”

This year’s Learning At Work Week has a focus theme of “Learning Connections” and the official website advises employers to visit their “Get Started” page to see what they can do to help young people to learn and develop in the workplace.

Whether you are an an employer interested in getting involved - or a young person interested in learning and development opportunities in the workplace - you can keep up with the latest news, updates and events happening around Learning At Work Week 2014 by following their official Twitter account or by visiting the Learning At Work Week website.

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