National Apprenticeship Week 2022

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


Get involved in National Apprenticeship Week 2022 by following social media or sharing the event hashtag #NAW2022 #buildthefuture


Here are our top highlights for the week:

The Big Assembly 2022

Tuesday 8th February 11.10am

The Big Assembly is an interactive live digital broadcast that enables students and teachers to engage in conversation about exciting career opportunities, national events, and more.

Register to view: Big Assembly


UCAS Discover Apprenticeships

Wednesday 9th February 10am-6pm

A day of inspiration, information and live employers. This is your chance to meet big name employers; discover popular apprenticeships and where they can take you; join live interview clinics and CV workshops; and hear what it’s like from current apprentices.

Book your place: UCAS


Q&A with civil engineering apprentices

Friday 11th February, 3.30pm-4.30pm

Online event

The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) are bringing together a panel of civil engineering apprentices from across sectors to explain how they got started and answer questions. Civil engineers apprentices are working across the region on crucial infrastructure projects that impact the way we all live and will increasingly help us to adapt to climate change and reduce carbon emissions.

To register, visit ICE


DE&S – Ministry of Defence NAW 2022

Wednesday 9th February, 11am-12pm

Register here





NHS Health Careers: conversations with apprentices

Monday 7th February, 6-6.30pm

Facebook Live

Be inspired, discover NHS apprenticeships, and hear from apprentices live at this Facebook Live event. Hear about their journeys and ask any questions you may have.

Register here


Exploring apprenticeships with National Highways

Multiple dates

Online webinars sharing which apprentice opportunities National Highways will be recruiting for in 2022.

Register here


Why more females should consider careers as electricians or plumbers

Tuesday 8th February, 11am

The panel, made up of JTL staff and apprentices, discuss the reasons why more females should consider careers as electricians and plumbers, from excellent career prospects and salaries, to becoming a skilled tradesperson with a career for life.
Register here


Apprenticeships – their vital importance to the future skills of the workforce

Tuesday 8th February, 4-5pm

Learn about the benefits apprenticeships can have for you, your educational development and future employment. Find out about who Pearson are, both as an apprenticeship employer, and also an organisation where you can find a great apprenticeship in a wide range of key industries.

Register here


Building the workforce of the future

Wednesday 9th February, 9am-10am

Join Suzanne Slater, Director of Operations – Apprenticeships at NCFE, and special guests to explore how we can build the workforce of the future through apprenticeships.

Sign up here


Degree level apprenticeships at Amazon

Thursday 10th February, 11am-12pm

Gain insights into how apprenticeships can provide a viable alternative to university. Learn more about opportunities available with Amazon and get insider knowledge on life as an apprentice.

Sign up here



Recruitment fairs

There are also a number of recruitment fairs taking place next week. This is a great opportunity for students to meet future employers either online or local to you. See below for some of the events, or if you are hosting a fair, do let us know (email and we can add it to the list.


The National Apprenticeship Show
Wednesday 9th Feb


Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair
First Direct Arena
Monday 7 Feb 2pm-8pm


Engineering Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Day
SETA Training Centre, Manchester
Wednesday 9th Feb 10am-8pm

SETA Open Day 2022


Festival of Apprenticeships online careers fair
Monday 7 – Friday 11th Feb
12pm-2pm and 6pm-7pm daily


York Apprenticeship Recruitment Event
York Racecource
Thursday 10th Feb 11am-7pm


Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair
Basingstoke College of Technology
Monday 7th Feb, 4.30pm-7pm


Horsham Apprenticeship Fair
Drill Hall, Horsham
Saturday 12th February, 10am-2pm


UCAS Apprenticeship Careers Fair
Wednesday 9th Feb, 10am-6pm


Leicester National Apprenticeship Fair
Leicester College
Wednesday 9th February, 10am-3pm


Dorset Employer Recruitment Fair
Weymouth College
Wednesday 9th February, 5.30pm


The Big Apprenticeship Event
Hartlepool College
Wednesday 9th February, 5pm-8pm

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