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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National week 2021 (NAW 2021) will take place this year between February the 8th and February the 14th

NAW 2021 is a week-long celebration of apprenticeships, shining the light on the amazing work done by employers and apprentices across the UK.

This year the theme is “build the future”. The focus will be on how employers train, retain and achieve with apprenticeships. The aim is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for rewarding future career.

Individuals, employers, trading providers and communities are being encouraged to get involved to celebrate apprenticeships and how they;

TRAIN apprentices, and future proof their workforce and careers though apprenticeships;

RETAIN apprentices, gaining the skills and knowledge needed by the business, and seeing apprentices thrive, whilst having impact;

ACHIEVE a real return on investment from apprentices; realising the business benefits of apprenticeships, with apprentices progressing in their chosen careers.”

(, 03/02/2021)

Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan said:

“Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn while you earn, opening up new and exciting career paths that can transform lives. It’s been a tough year for everyone, but we want the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 to be a springboard to look ahead to how apprenticeships can futureproof workforces and boost careers.

The week is a great opportunity to highlight the huge range of apprenticeships on offer – from Space Engineer to Registered Nurse. There are currently around 7,000 apprenticeship opportunities available on the ‘Find An Apprenticeship’ website which will benefit individuals, businesses and local communities.”

If you’re interested in finding out more about apprenticeships, looking to start an apprenticeship, or employ an apprentice. This is a great week to start! There will be many events taking place this week, please check our social media more information.

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