National Apprenticeship Week 2024

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National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday 5 February to Sunday 11 February. It aims to raise awareness of the many benefits apprenticeships can offer you.

It's a fantastic chance to learn about apprenticeships, explore your options and network. What better time to find out which of the hundreds of apprenticeships could be the right one for you?

What's on during National Apprenticeship Week

There's a schedule of online and in person events for National Apprenticeship Week.

These events offer you the opportunity to:

  • hear from real life apprentices
  • find out where your skills can take you
  • learn more about different companies or sectors
  • work out the right route for you

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To help you take advantage of these events, you can view our networking advice or find out how to make the most of a careers fair.

View National Apprenticeship Week events

Hear from apprentices this National Apprenticeship Week

Did you know that you can get into lots of different jobs with an apprenticeship? You can explore careers to find out about the different ways to get into a role. 

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to some real apprentices.

Bradley has recently completed his police constable level 6 degree apprenticeship with South Yorkshire Police.

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My name is Bradley and I am a recent graduate of the PCDA programme.

Before I joined the PCDA programme I lived down south and I worked in sales and retail, nothing to do with policing at all. I didn't really know what I wanted to do before this.

There was a careers fair where there was many employers around and basically giving you options to basically explore and see what, what's right for you. Obviously many of those were apprenticeships because why not earn while you learn and get a free degree at the same time. Makes sense doesn't it.

The experience was really good. It was difficult, very difficult because you're juggling the full-time policing world and then the uni degree, however once I've come out of it I'm now obviously a fully-fledged police officer, I can just get stuck into the job and actually give the best service I can.

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Learn something new this National Apprenticeship Week

Make the most of National Apprenticeship Week by learning something new about apprenticeships.

We recommend you use the resources and events on offer this week to find out:

  • what types of apprenticeships interest you
  • what level of apprenticeship will best help you progress your career
  • how to take a first step into the world of work
  • how to get more skills to use in your current job

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More about National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is your chance to discover exciting opportunities. It can help give your career a boost.

With live events, resources and expert advice on offer to you, why not take the time to explore whether an apprenticeship is right for you?

Visit the National Apprenticeship Week website

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If you're not sure whether an apprenticeship is right for you, you can chat to a qualified careers adviser.

Explore your options

Apprenticeships are just one of the many training choices available to you.

You can view all your education and training options on the Skills for Careers website.