This week is National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) which is the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships.

What is NAW 2022?

This week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to highlight the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals and businesses. The theme of NAW 2022 is ‘build the future’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and to allow businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future.

National Apprenticeship Week

What are the benefits of employing apprentices?

Having access to an apprenticeship scheme allows our business to hire individuals who will gain experience in specific areas, whilst receiving supporting training from their apprenticeship provider. Each apprenticeship is uniquely tailored to the role that you are hiring for, and the training delivered from the apprenticeship provider, compliments the training provided within the business.

It is also very rewarding as a business to see an apprentice develop their skills and abilities while supporting them on their career journey.

National Apprenticeship Week

Our apprentice:

Our first apprentice, Elena Jones, joined our company in September 2021 as a Project Administrator and is studying a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship.

Elena has been an asset to our business since joining. With her very positive attitude she is eager to learn and will take on any task given to her. Starting with My View Research as an apprentice gives Elena an excellent opportunity to grow and develop with the company, as she is starting from a strong position of learning and understanding all elements involved with our services.

“Honestly, I don’t feel like an apprentice I am just another one of the family. I don’t feel any less valued than any other team member, despite that I am still learning. I feel constantly fully supported not only by my own manager, but others in the business too, even the CEO. Communication is highly valued in this company and I know if I ever need additional help with anything, there is always someone available who will offer advice and guidance. I am proud to be a part of this dynamic and innovative group of people. I hope to be with the company for a long time as it grows and expands. It is really different to anything I have ever been a part of before. I am given training for new skills, included on projects, and time allocated to complete all my additional PETA work. I’m glad I found My View Research.”

Elena Jones – Apprentice Project Administrator

Our commitment to apprenticeships:

Being quite a unique industry and bespoke in our offering, it is very important for the business to develop our team to understand every element of what we offer, as our team grow through the business. Employing apprentices is invaluable to the growth and development of our company. Our commitment in supporting apprenticeship schemes is to recruit a minimum of one new apprentice every year as part of our recruitment strategy. The apprentices will support our existing teams to learn and develop their knowledge as they grow with the company.

Who offers apprenticeship schemes?

At My View Research we use a company called PETA who have over 50 years’ experience as Portsmouth’s leading provider of corporate training, apprenticeships and consultancy services. I would highly recommend PETA if you are based in Portsmouth and looking for an apprentice. They are very proactive in their approach and will do their upmost to source the most suitable candidate for the role you are looking for.

To find out more about how apprenticeship schemes work and how they can benefit your business, visit –

By Madelaine Cook
By Madelaine CookCEO & Founder