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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

29 January 2021

The week of 8 to 14 February 2021 is the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week across England; a time to recognise and celebrate the success of thousands of apprentices across the country.

This year’s theme for the week is ‘Build the Future’, with the intention to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to build a workforce with future ready skills.

There are currently around 7,000 apprenticeship opportunities available on the Find An Apprenticeship website. Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn while you earn. 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.”

Businesses, individuals and communities are being encouraged to get involved with the initiative and show how they celebrate apprenticeships over three key areas:

  • TRAIN – Future proof your workforce or career though an apprenticeship.
  • RETAIN – Apprentices gain the skills and knowledge your organisation needs, learn the values of your business and make impact. They allow you to build your future workforce and talent.
  • ACHIEVE – Realise the business benefits and career progression available and how apprenticeships and traineeships can help you transform your future.

There are a range of resources available to help promote and engage with the initiative. You can download the toolkit from GOV.UK.

The toolkit includes detailed information on the goals of National Apprenticeship Week, tasks you can get involved with and ideas for online content to share across your social platforms.

If you want to get involved on social media, you can follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter, and National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn.

Use the hashtags #NAW2021 #BuildTheFuture in your social media activities.

To find out more about apprenticeships, visit apprenticeships.gov.uk.