Sue Husband, director of National Apprenticeship Service tells us what to look forward to during National Apprenticeship Week 2018
National Apprenticeship Week 2018 takes place from 5 to 9 March. Everyone with a passion for apprenticeships will be coming together to celebrate and get the nation talking about the exciting and wide ranging opportunities they have to offer.
Now in its 11th year, the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is Apprenticeships Work to highlight the positive impact of apprenticeships for individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy.
How can you get involved and learn more?
With support from current and former apprentices, employers, educators, training organisations and our partners, we hope to reach more people than ever before to inspire people of all ages to seize the opportunities apprenticeships offer.
The easiest way to support the week is to do so on social media and encourage everyone you know to do the same using the hashtag #NAW2018.
If you are interested in learning more about apprenticeships or are an existing or former apprentice, there are two key activities during the week you can get involved with:
#WorksForMe is a social media campaign that encourages everyone involved in apprenticeships to share their own inspiring story
#10kTalks is another great way to become part of the week. We aim to speak to 10,000 people over the course of National Apprenticeship Week about why apprenticeships work.
Are you an apprentice with a great story to tell? Do you want more people to learn about how they can gain a great career and progress with an apprenticeship? Then we want you to sign-up with Amazing Apprenticeships. They are part of the National Apprenticeship Service and work to promote apprenticeships in schools across the country. Through Amazing Apprenticeships, we’ll match you up with schools in your area where you can go in and give a talk and inspire the next generation. We’ll also help you to prepare for the talk.
Celebrate the Class of 2018 To get involved and find out more, search NAW2018 on www.gov.uk
Across the country there are apprentices doing amazing work – and we want to celebrate them! On Friday 9 March we want to celebrate all apprentices who have completed their apprenticeship in the past 12 months. Employers will mark this occasion and share their success stories on social media using #NAW2018 so keep an eye out! And if you’re an apprentice, encourage your employer to get involved.
Celebrate the Class of 2018
To get involved and find out more, search NAW2018 on www.gov.uk