National Apprenticeship Week 2022 takes place from 7-13 February. The week will bring together everyone passionate about apprenticeships to celebrate the value, benefit, and opportunity that apprenticeships bring.
The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is ‘Build the Future’, a continuation of the theme used in 2021 and allowing the week to link to the key pillars of the Build Back Better campaign.
Technical education has been transformed in recent years through programmes such as apprenticeships, Traineeships, T Levels, and KickStart. The week will encourage the country to consider and celebrate how technical education can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to develop a workforce with future ready skills.
Across the week there will be engaging stories of apprentices’ progression – the increase in their confidence, skills, knowledge and how apprenticeships have kick-started incredible careers. It will also showcase the business benefits and return on investment of employing apprentices, how employers are using apprenticeships to fill skills gaps, upskill and revitalise their workforce ensuring they are future proof and future ready!
Let’s also use the week to recognise the resilience of employers, training providers, EPAOs (End Point Assessment Organisations) and apprentices during Covid. Visit https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/naw-2022 to find out more.
How to get involved
Employers: Encourage everyone to consider how training apprentices can build their business for years to come. Speak about the return on investment you are already seeing and how investing in your workforce helps you retain talent. Tell everyone of any successful levy transfers or examples of excellent brokerage by intermediaries. Host a Graduation or Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony. Showcase the diversity of career options and industries now available and what you can achieve through apprenticeships. You might also choose to showcase your wider recruitment offer, such as KickStart, Traineeships, or T Levels.
Individuals: Tell your story and discuss the impact of your apprenticeship training, progression opportunities and how you have achieved your career goals.
Training Providers: Highlight the great apprentices and employers you work with, and the opportunities available. You may wish to highlight individuals who have progressed from a Traineeship to an apprenticeship, or through the apprenticeship levels.