National Apprenticeship Week 2016 (NAW 2016) promises to be even bigger and better than last year – don’t miss out on this year’s packed timetable of fantastic events!
National Apprenticeship Week 2016 is a giant celebration of the achievements of both employers and apprentices and of the positive impact that they have on UK business and on upskilling the nation.
Employers, apprentices, learning providers, colleges and schools – everyone will all be getting involved in National Apprenticeship Week 2016 and supporting the event by running activities, both big and small, across the country.
New apprenticeships pledged
National Apprenticeship Week 2016 will be a fantastic week of celebrating not only the success of individual apprentices and apprenticeship schemes but also a celebration of the successful promotion of apprenticeships. Last year, National Apprenticeship Week 2015 saw 23,000 new apprenticeships pledged by businesses all around the country.
National Apprenticeship Week 2016: the key facts about apprenticeships
- The minimum hourly wage for an apprentice is £3.30
- In 2014 and 2015 there were 492,700 apprenticeship starts in England
- 53 per cent of those apprenticeships were taken up by females
- There are 239 types of apprenticeship, over 11 subject sector areas
Not sure what an apprenticeship is?
For a great explanation of what an apprenticeship is you can go to Not Going to Uni’s website where you’ll find loads of information about apprenticeships. You can also apply for live apprenticeship schemes and programmes all over the UK.
National Apprenticeship Week 2015
Last year, National Apprenticeship Week 2015 ran from 9 to 13 March, celebrating apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. Events were held all around the country to showcase apprentices and apprentice employers.