National Apprenticeship Week

 

March 11th

Save the date!

National Apprenticeship Week will fall next year on the week beginning 11th March. Now in its sixth year, the week is expected to attract more attention than ever before, with hundreds of events taking place across the country.

Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the week intends to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships to potential applicants, employers, and the general economy. Last year over 800 events were scheduled for the week, from business events for employers to careers events for potential apprentices.

The week has support from a wide range of organisations, who have been encouraged to focus their activities around the idea that “Apprenticeships Deliver.” The intent is to demonstrate how effective high quality apprenticeships can be, through the presentation of case studies and success stories. Chief executive of the NAS, David Way, said: “Apprenticeships help young people develop high quality, highly sought-after skills, improving their prospects while boosting an organisation’s bottom line. Currently small and medium-sized companies can also benefit from a £1,500 Apprenticeship Grant for Employers when they recruit their first apprentice, so there has never been a better time to get involved.”