National Apprentice Week 2020: Why Burnley is at the forefront of the apprentice revolution

If you’ve been following our social media feeds this week, you’ll know that we’ve been National Apprentice Week. Burnley is chock full digital marketing experts, engineering whizzes and award-winning young people – some of whom we’ve featured on our feed.

Digital Marketing

Elly Littler got her start in the world of digital marketing through +24 Marketing. After working there for a year, Elly started her Level 4 Digital Marketing apprenticeship.

Elly said: “Working towards a qualification helped me understand the theory behind the jobs I was already doing at +24. The apprenticeship meant I could extend my knowledge further and develop brand new skills I could then transfer to my job”.


Sub36 Award winner Jake Duthie works at Pipeline Induction Heat, and travels all over the world on major projects for the company. Jake started as a Degree Apprentice at the engineering company, where he gained a BEng after studying at UCB. The 23-year-old has also won the Exceptional Achievement Award at the Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards, and most impressively, is shortlisted in the Uks top engineering awards, SEMTA.


Burnley is also on the rise in terms of our aerospace sector, and with young apprentices like Milli Sagar at Safran Nacelles Ltd leading the charge, we know we’re in good hands. Dubbed a ‘#futureboss’ by her peers, Milli is currently studying a Higher-Level Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering – it really is rocket science.

Apprenticeships in Burnley

There are many routes into becoming an apprentice in Burnley. Organisations such as Themis, which is a part of Burnley College, specialise in finding placements for young people. If digital marketing is more your bag, then Project Digital might be the way to go for you.

For those of you who still want a degree but value hands-on experience, UCLan Burnley’s degree apprenticeships offer traditional education alongside paid apprenticeship work.

If you need any advice on apprenticeships in Burnley then drop us a DM!