"We all need to work together to make this as easy to implement as possible, not create unnecessary obstacles when we all want the same thing - more and more young people taking up apprenticeships", said Dame Judith.
Mike Welsh, principal and chief executive at East Riding College..
"There are a range of apprenticeships available to support your career development in both professional and technical fields such as healthcare, business administration, customer service, finance, and leadership and management and we have a dedicated vocational and workforce redesign advisor on site at each of the three trusts who can provide information, advice and guidance on the full range of apprenticeship opportunities available".
"Apprenticeships are absolutely pertinent to work because you are learning in work", says Frith.
This can be by providing vital resources to help businesses grow, or adding new skills to a business' expertise.
Tom Hassall, Beth Blake, Nick Vaughan and Liam Archer are four Staffordshire apprentices sharing their experiences as part of the annual celebrations now in their 11th year.
But let's get back to the fundamentals - what is an apprenticeship? "While apprentices continue to be offered opportunities within our assembly areas, roles have now been expanded to include placements in the business, design engineering, fabrication, IT and maintenance departments".
You'll be treated like any other employee, with a wage packet and holiday pay.
Apprenticeships aren't a soft option, or not comparable to traditional A Levels or other advanced level study just because they're work-based.
Since starting her Modern Apprenticeship with Babcock last August, mechanical engineering apprentice Tiegan has been attending Fife College and spending time with her employer. You could be just out of school, looking to change your career, newly graduated or just out of retirement.
Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, a government-backed event to raise the profile of apprenticeships across the UK.
The choice of apprenticeship subjects is broader than ever, covering around 170 industries.
The scheme also focuses on the development of life skills by encouraging apprentices to get involved with local community projects and charity initiatives.
Often, on the job training means just that - working and learning at your employer's premises, spending 100% of your time at your place of work. He now works here full-time as a staff trainer.
It's a simple win-win.
Ivan Shearer continued, "Our primary aim is to bring apprentices on-board and equip them with the skills necessary to meet our future needs".
She said: "I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to undertake a business administration apprenticeship".