The 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place from 8– 15 February 2021 has been announced by Apprenticeships and Skills Minister, Gillian Keegan.
The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking place across England, will showcase how apprenticeships have helped employers and people of all ages and backgrounds.
Employers are encouraged to promote the great work of their apprentices, whilst highlighting the many benefits apprenticeships bring to business. Apprentices, at all stages of their learning will also be celebrated over the course of National Apprenticeship Week 2021. Announcing the date for the Week in 2021, Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a great opportunity to highlight the amazing opportunities that an apprenticeship brings to employers, individuals and the economy. “It has been fantastic to see how employers of all sizes have gone above and beyond to ensure apprentices can continue their studies during this unprecedented time. The week is also an opportunity to shine a light on how apprentices of all ages and backgrounds are helping to transform businesses across the country. “As a former apprentice I know what a life changing experience it can be, and I’m looking forward to being part of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 and seeing first-hand the inspiring ways apprentices and their employers continue to deliver.” The theme of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will be announced later in the Autumn. Peter Mucklow, Further Education Director, Education and Skills Funding Agency concluded: “I encourage employers, providers, partners and apprentices to start planning for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 now so we can spend the week collectively celebrating the impact of apprenticeships on individuals and our great businesses and public services. “In the coming months we will release more details for National Apprenticeship Week 2021. By sharing the date in advance I am hopeful that our many partners will start to plan some fresh and inspiring activity that they will run during the Week.”