The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is made up of three of the councils in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, and South Gloucestershire. We engage with businesses to help develop skills to young people and adults.

Apprenticeships are an important route for young people and adults looking to develop and progress their careers and it is vital that we continue to raise awareness of apprenticeships as a valid and valuable route for training, demonstrating the benefits to businesses of using apprenticeships to grow their own talent and develop their staff.

We have seen the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network grow to be an active and vibrant group. And this is reflected in the development of the Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (YAAN) which demonstrates that our future is in good hands.