National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024 - Sunday, February 11, 2024 England

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

National Apprenticeship Week, often abbreviated as NAW, is a week-long campaign held to celebrate and showcase the positive impact of apprenticeships. It's an initiative that brings together employers, apprentices, and training providers to highlight the benefits of apprenticeship programs across various industries.


Significance of National Apprenticeship Week:


  1. Promoting Apprenticeships: One of the primary goals of NAW is to raise awareness about apprenticeships as a viable career path. It encourages individuals to consider apprenticeships as a means of gaining valuable skills and experience while earning a wage.

  2. Showcasing Success Stories: During this week, success stories of apprentices and their journey to career success are shared widely. These stories serve as inspiration for young people looking to embark on an apprenticeship.

  3. Engaging Employers: NAW provides an opportunity for employers to demonstrate their commitment to investing in the future workforce. It encourages businesses to offer apprenticeship opportunities and engage with potential apprentices.


Key Objectives during National Apprenticeship Week:


  1. Employer Engagement: Employers across the UK participate by hosting events, workshops, and seminars to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships within their industries.

  2. School Outreach: Many schools and colleges organise events to introduce students to the concept of apprenticeships, helping them make informed career choices.

  3. Apprentice Showcases: Apprentices are invited to share their experiences and achievements, both in person and through social media, to inspire others.

  4. Policy Discussions: National Apprenticeship Week serves as a platform for policymakers to discuss and announce new initiatives to further support apprenticeships.

  5. Recognition and Awards: Outstanding apprentices, employers, and training providers are recognised and awarded for their contributions to the apprenticeship landscape.


National Apprenticeship Week 2024


As we embark on this journey, we encourage you to embrace the spirit of curiosity and open-mindedness. Whether you are an employer contemplating the benefits of apprenticeships for your business, a student seeking insights into your potential career path, or an educator passionate about equipping the next generation with practical skills, this guide has something to offer you.


Table of Contents:

  1. Understanding National Apprenticeship Week 2024

    • Objectives and Significance
    • Key Themes and Initiatives
    • Calendar of Events

  1. The Power of Apprenticeships: Building Skills, Building Futures

    • The Current State of Apprenticeships in the UK
    • Success Stories: Apprenticeship Impact
    • The Evolving Landscape: Trends and Innovations

  2. Empowering the Workforce of Tomorrow

    • Employers' Perspective: Why Hire Apprentices?
    • Choosing the Right Apprenticeship: A Student's Guide
    • Navigating the Apprenticeship Ecosystem: Tips and Resources

  3. Supporting Apprenticeship Success

    • Government Initiatives and Funding
    • Overcoming Challenges: Apprenticeship Advocacy
    • Making National Apprenticeship Week 2024 Count: How You Can Get Involved

  4. Looking Ahead: The Future of Apprenticeships

    • Predictions and Insights
    • Potential Opportunities and Challenges
    • Global Perspectives on Apprenticeships