National Apprenticeship Week 2018

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is taking place this week, Monday 5 - Friday 9 March.

The week is an opportunity for employers across England to showcase, discuss and celebrate apprenticeships and the impact apprentices make every day.

The theme for this year’s National Apprenticeship Week is ‘apprenticeships work’. The aim is to explore the difference apprenticeships make to the NHS, individuals and the wider community.

Throughout the week NHS Employers will be showcasing the good practice taking place across the NHS and the difference apprenticeships have made to the health service. We will be sharing  blogs, briefings and other resources as well as highlighting what NHS organisations are doing during the week via Twitter.

The week ahead

  • Today (Monday 5 March) Danny Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers, will be sharing his thoughts on apprenticeships in a blog. 
  • On Tuesday we’ll be looking at new apprenticeships available in health and social care.
  • Wednesday will see the launch of a briefing looking at how NHS organisations have used apprenticeship levy funding and met the public sector target.
  • On Thursday, we will be publishing a blog from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals who are sharing the benefits of employing apprentices in the organisation, and the great work that they do.
  • To close the week, we'll be taking a closer look at how you can engage locally with schools and community on Friday.

If your NHS organisation is holding as event or an activity you would like us to showcase then please email

To find out more information about National Apprenticeship Week 2018, then please go to

Follow us on Twitter @NHSE_WFS and share your apprenticeship stores by using the hashtag #NAW2018

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