National Apprenticeship Week

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What is National Apprenticeship Week?

Supporting Soon To Be Apprentices

The 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 8 – 14 February 2021. This event aims to provide information to future apprentices and link them to employers, giving the insights they need to make well-informed decisions.

Connecting Organisations and Apprentices

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 is all about celebrating apprenticeships and highlighting the work done by employers and apprentices. This is an opportunity for employers to promote their apprenticeship schemes and jobs. Employers from all sectors come together to present the diverse range of career options available, giving employers the chance to engage and inspire future apprentices. 


National Apprentice Week 2021 Schedule and Activities

During National Apprenticeship Week 2021 there are a variety of activities for you to get involved in and resources for you to access – all of which are designed to offer information and support to anyone interested in an apprenticeship.

Last year’s celebration of apprenticeships included over 900 events across England. Apprentices, employers, parents, and teachers all come together to support these events across different platforms. 

Articles, features, interviews, and toolkits are just a few of the resources that are made available during the week. Information on apprenticeships from many sectors locally, regionally, and nationally are shared and downloaded. 

Get Involved

There are plenty of ways for you to get involved with National Apprenticeship Week 2021.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will launch on Monday 8 February with the focus being on how an apprenticeship can launch and develop careers. Look out for launch day tweets using #NAW2021 and help us to get trending again this year by sharing with your followers! 

Follow @Apprenticeships and @Careermapnews on Twitter to keep an eye on launch day events.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 offers the opportunity to have your questions answered by employers and existing apprentices.

On Tuesday 9 February from 12 noon – 2 pm, employers will be on hand to answer questions using #AskAnEmployer.

On Wednesday 10 February from 12 noon – 2 pm, existing apprentices will be available to respond to questions using the #AskAnApprentice

Aspiring apprentices, parents and carers, and employers are all encouraged to get involved and have your questions answered.

Thank you Thursday takes place on Thursday 11 February. This event gives the chance to apprentices to thank those that have helped them on their journey. It also highlights the support and guidance that is provided to apprentices from employers, training providers, end point assessment organisers, parents and carers, mentors, and everyone else involved in apprenticeships.

A virtual graduation ceremony takes place on Friday 12 February to mark apprentices’ achievements and progression.

Saturday 13 February is Parents and Carers Day. Virtual events are hosted that provide information and resources on the benefits of an apprenticeship and how they can help to build their child’s future.

Valentine’s Day, Sunday 14 February, will bring an end to National Apprenticeship Week 2021. We want to mark this date by showing love and appreciation for apprenticeships and National Apprenticeship week by encouraging you to make a video, blog, or social media post.

Share your thoughts on what makes apprenticeships and National Apprentice Week great.

Use the #NAW2021 and #BuildTheFuture and link to to tell people how to learn more.

Live Events with CareermapLive is brought to you by, who will be hosting live events during the National Apprenticeships Week 2021.

There will be 5 live online events per day. During these events, organisations will be showcasing the apprenticeship roles and courses they have to offer. This is a great way to learn about the opportunities available across a range of sectors. 

Who’s involved?

Careermap’s live events are supported by a host of leading Apprenticeship employers & industry organisations, including:

  • Amazon
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • PwC
  • Pearson College London
  • NOCN Group
  • JTL Training
  • Network Rail
  • IBM
  • MBDA
  • Experian
  • BT
  • Bentley
  • Capita
  • NHS
  • Remit Group
  • Pfizer
  • Department for Education
  • UK Music

Topics covered during these events include:

  • What is an apprenticeship?
    • What will you be learning and what training will you receive?
    • What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?
    • How an apprenticeship is scheduled

  • Application process
    • Eligibility and how to apply

  • Existing apprentices
    • Their experiences and advice for new apprentices

  • Q&A
    • A chance for you to ask questions to employers and existing apprentices

For more information about apprenticeships and to apply for the latest apprenticeship opportunities on, visit 

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Share your plans and events

Share your plans for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 by completing this short survey:

If you are planning to host an event, please complete this short survey: 

Some of the best events will be showcased in newsletters and on social media.

Don’t forget to promote your event using the #NAW2021 and set up events on Linkedin and Facebook.