Now in its fifth year, and supported by Campaign Collective Members, the Brathay Apprentice Challenge (#BAC16) tests apprentices on their teambuilding, leadership, logistical and communications abilities in a series of work-related challenges.
Teams of nine apprentices entering the Brathay Apprentice Challenge can be from a single employer, a group of small businesses, an industry sector, supply chain or training provider.
The Challenge sees teams compete in a series of work-related challenges to develop new skills, showcase their employer and engage with young people and employers promoting the benefits of apprenticeships.
In 2015, over 700 apprentices from 50 teams entered the Brathay Apprentice Challenge from SMEs to large organisations, colleges and training providers. The apprentices covered a vast array of careers vital to the economy, including aerospace, construction, engineering, creative industries and the public sector.
The 2015 teams conducted more than 300 school visits to talk about the benefits of apprenticeships, recruited over 100 employers to offer apprenticeships and delivered 47 projects to help their communities.