National Apprenticeship Week 2022 is the 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, this year taking place from Monday 7th to Friday 11th February.
The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2022 will be ‘build the future’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.
A range of activities will be taking place across England to showcase how apprenticeships have helped businesses of all sizes and sectors across England.
There will be over 1,200 virtual and in-person events taking place. To take a look at the events listings for each day, visit the Apprenticeships website on https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/influencers/naw2022-events-listing
If you are a business thinking of taking on an apprentice, here are our top event highlights aimed at employers:
The value apprentices can bring to business
Monday 7th February, 1pm
This virtual session gives employers the opportunity to hear from Peter Ellington, owner of a small accounting practice Triple Bottom Line, and his experience employing apprentices.
Tuesday 8th February, 10am
A panel of experts will be discussing the benefits of apprenticeships as a whole, the impact apprenticeships have had on their organisation, how they use apprenticeships to upskill current staff and grow their team, apprenticeship funding and the levy.
Apprenticeship funding: maximising financial support available
Tuesday 8th February, 10am
If you are a large business looking how to utilise your apprenticeship levy or a small business concerned about the cost of hiring an apprentice, then this webinar is for you. We will also explore other funded opportunities to build capacity within your business.
ATAC Employer Event
Taking place regionally throughout the week
Join one of our regional virtual events and hear from cell and gene therapy employers already part of the Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC) programme and leading the way in STEM apprenticeships, and be impressed by a panel of our amazing apprentices already on the programme.
Ask an employer
Tuesday 8th February, 12pm
Hear from our experienced panel of employer partners about their journey with apprenticeships. As well as a chance to ask those burning questions and get answers from those who have experienced it first hand.
How apprenticeships can diversify your workplace
Wednesday 9th February, 10am
An expert panel will discuss how apprenticeships are an effective way of opening up opportunity in the workplace to help create a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
CSA Skills Summit
Thursday 10th February, 10am
Understand how employers can cost-effectively recruit, retain, and upskill people in business-critical areas through apprenticeships, and how to maximise funds available through the apprenticeship Levy and other incentives at this free online event.