Save the date!

The Government have now announced that the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week will be held between the 3rd – 7th February 2020.

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of Apprenticeships across England and a chance to share success stories, recognising achievements and the value/importance of Apprenticeships.

What happened at this year’s event 2019?

This year the Government released their new ‘Fire it up’ campaign and to incorporate this, the theme was “Blaze a Trail” with training providers, colleges, employers and other institutions celebrating and showcasing how Apprenticeships bring new energy into businesses.

It’s a great way for employers to celebrate Apprentices and to promote the success of their learners, highlighting the benefits of Apprenticeships to your business.

IPS celebrated this year’s National Apprenticeship Week 2019 with radio appearances, advice and guidance workshop sessions and visiting a range of local and National events, school events and celebrating the success of our Apprentices and Apprenticeships.  Click here to see more.

Anne Milton, Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills had this to say: “I am thrilled that National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will take place during early February 2020. It’s a chance to celebrate Apprentices and the brilliant work being done by schools, the FE sector and employers across the country to promote the huge benefits of Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships offer people of all ages and backgrounds a high-quality route to skilled employment, with the option to train at every level in a range of exciting professions like aerospace engineering, data science, teaching, law, nursing and fashion.

This year we had over 1250 events and 1900 articles and features in publications from the Financial Times to Cosmopolitan. I would encourage employers, training providers, schools, Apprentices and our Ambassador networks to start considering how they will get involved in National Apprenticeship Week 2020. We want next year to be even bigger and better, reaching even more people and employers, so they understand the advantages Apprenticeships bring”.


More information for 2020’s event?

The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2020 will be announced in the Autumn.

More information will be available on the GOV.UK website soon, by having the date confirmed early it’s the best way to start planning!

Start your planning of what you can do to raise the profile of Apprenticeships today!