National Apprenticeship Week 2023

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National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday 6 February to Sunday 12 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 events for National Apprenticeship Week with a mixture of online and in person events on offer.

These events offer you some amazing opportunities 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

apprentice being shown how to work a wood saw.

You could also check with your local colleges to see if there are events taking place near you.

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

Our National Careers Service apprentices

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we asked 3 of our apprentices to tell us about their experiences.

We asked Andy, Kelsie and George all about:

  • why they're doing an apprenticeship
  • how it's helped them decide their future career options
  • any challenges they're facing
  • the best bits about being an apprentice

Andy, Kelsie and George.

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Learn something new this National Apprenticeship Week

Make the most out 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

lecturer talking to a group of people.

More about National Apprenticeship Week

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

You could follow National Apprenticeship Week #NAW 2023 on Twitter or follow National Career Service on Twitter for updates.

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.

If you're 15 to 19 years old, you can view your education and training choices on the Get the Jump website.

If you're 20 years old or over, you can view your training options on the Skills for Life website.