National Apprentice Week is fast approaching and will run from 8 to 14 February 2021. It provides an opportunity for organisations to showcase the contribution they are making to the future finishes and interiors workforce and society. The Week can provide a platform to come together and celebrate apprenticeship journeys and successes as well as to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who makes them possible.

How to get involved

“Build the Future” is the theme for NAW2021 and the core focus is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.  Key to this is positive stories, if you are thinking about taking on an apprentice in the finishes and interiors sector, have an apprenticeship success story (either yourself or someone you supported with an apprenticeship that has flourished in your business) please contact the FIS Team.

For the very first time, National Apprentice Week is entirely based in a digital world. From virtual career fairs through to factory tours. There will be personal stories from apprentices and employers about their own journeys and experiences and why apprenticeships help to #BuildTheFuture.

You can also join in the conversation with the #AskAnApprentice or #AskAnEmployer sessions to help employers, potential apprentices, teachers and parents understand the real benefits of apprenticeships.

Thinking about taking on an Apprentice

FIS has a raft of information on Apprenticeships, including our Guidance for Employers.   If you have plans for National Apprentice Week or have a story that you want to share/tell, please get in touch so we can share via SpecFinish and our Social Channels.

Alternatively give us a call on 0121 707 0077 or email – we will be happy to help.

Positive stories from the Finishes and Interiors Sector

Find out how FIS Member EE Smith are making apprenticeships work and riding high (the highest placed construction company) in the UKs Top 100 Apprentice Employers.

Find out more about some of the amazing apprentices who have been recognised through the FIS Fit-Out Futures Awards.

For updates during the week follow FIS on Twitter or FIS on Linkedin

Events during National Apprentice Week

Hold the date:  Wednesday 10th February Midday, FIS is hosting a dedicated webinar focussed on support for apprentices.