Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion


The European Alliance for Apprenticeships is a multi-stakeholder initiative steered by the European Commission. The originator of the pledge is solely responsible for implementing the actions outlined in the pledge.

Author:Cisco Systems
Country:Germany, United Kingdom
Start Year:2013
Contact:Natacha Comar, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator - Corporate Affairs EMEAR
Types of organisation:Companies and business organisations

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) in UK is responsible for delivering the high ambitions the Government has set for Apprenticeships. They collaborate with public bodies, companies and learning institutions to bridge the gap between the employer needs and the young people looking for a first job.

In response to employers’ demands, one of the NAS partners, Pearson Education, the world’s leading education company, have launched a new advanced and higher apprenticeship programme, which strives to develop a qualified and motivated workforce, utilising Cisco’s industry leading certification programme.

Cisco and Pearson will raise awareness of the system implemented in the UK among other EU member states and Cisco partners, in order to replicate this successful example of collaboration between public and private sector. This message will be complemented with the promotion of the supporting activities offered by the future programme Erasmus for All and the European Social Fund.

Area of action: Supply
Area of action: Image
  • National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
  • Pearson Group
  • Learning@Cisco
  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • Cisco Channel Partners
  • Cisco Learning Partners
National Commitments:Do also have a look at the national commitment of Germany.

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