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Published: 2nd February 2021

National Apprenticeship week 2021

National Apprenticeship week 2021 takes place 8-14 February

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is now in it’s 14th year and each year a new theme is celebrated, this year is it ‘Build the Future’. The theme is aimed at encouraging everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.

As a result of the pandemic and many individuals relying on technology and virtual meetings more than ever, NAW 2021 will be different, but just as exciting. NAW 2021 will celebrate the motivating stories of how apprentices have helped business adapt and build during a difficult year.

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

To join in with NAW 2021:

Join in #AskAnApprentice or #AskAnEmployer

  • Employers take part in #AskAnEmployer – Tuesday 9 February from 12 noon until 2pm. This is a great way to publicise your apprenticeship offer
  • Apprentices and past apprentices take part in #AskAnApprentice –  Wednesday 10 February from 12 noon until 2pm

Share the love for apprenticeships

On Valentine’s Day we would like to focus on what makes apprenticeships, and National Apprenticeship Week great. What do you love about employing apprentices or being an apprentice? Get creative with a social video, blog or social media post and don’t forget to share the love with us using @apprenticeships and #NAW2021 in your posts.

Have your say 

or simply join in the conversation throughout the week by using the hashtags #NAW2021 #BuildTheFuture in social media activity.

To learn more about apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide take a look back at some of our news stories and case studies:

Cogent Skills and AstraZeneca apprentice volunteers at COVID-19 test facility  

Cogent Skills and AstraZeneca apprentice wins higher apprentice of the year 

If you are looking for an apprenticeship check our current vacancies 

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