National Apprenticeship Week 2023

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) recognises and celebrates the accomplishments of apprentices across England.

6 February 2022

This annual celebration will take place between Monday 6 February and Saturday 12 February 2023. The week provides an opportunity to showcase the benefits that apprentices can bring to local communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

The theme for NAW 2023 is skills for life. Colleagues in the education sector, employers, communities, and individuals are encouraged to get involved by sharing how work-based training can help the future workforce develop real-life skills and knowledge.

The Department for Education created a toolkit to help members of the apprenticeship community plan activities and communication campaigns in support of NAW 2023. 

We encourage employers and organisations to get involved in NAW 2023 by starting a conversation about health and social care apprenticeships on social media, using the hashtags #NAW2023 and #SkillsForLife.

To celebrate NAW, we have created a web page targeted at future apprentices, which provides an overview of the benefits of doing an apprenticeship and the exciting NHS careers they can lead to. Employers can share this with prospective apprentices to provide them with a better understanding of work-based training. 

Additionally, as part of NAW, we will, for the first time be celebrating T Level Thursday on 9 February, an occasion for stakeholders, ambassadors, employers, and providers to share their successes and raise awareness on industry placements. In celebration of T Level Thursday, we would like to highlight our new set of FAQs on T Levels, which explores everything employers need to know about these qualifications.

Follow Apprenticeships on Twitter or LinkedIn to keep up with the latest news about NAW 2023, or sign up for their mailing list.

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