February kicks off with all things apprenticeships with the 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2020). Running from 3rd– 9th February, it’s the first time ever that the week has been extended to include the weekend. This means there’s even more time to celebrate the fantastic opportunities that an apprenticeship brings, than in previous years.
This year’s theme is ‘Look Beyond’ with parents, teachers, employers and young people celebrating the diversity and value that apprenticeships bring to employers, apprentices and communities across England today.
And there’s plenty of opportunity for everyone to get involved! Employers are being asked to support the ‘Making Impact’ theme by hosting events in the workplace, with parent panels, workplace tours, apprentice and manager Q&As and presentations from current and past apprentices. Employers can also join the #AskAnEmployer Q&A on Twitter, taking place from 12 to 2pm on Thursday 6th February.
Apprentices are being asked to take part in the week’s social media ‘Making Impact’ activity by sharing graphics and content with their followers. Apprentices can also join the #AskAnApprentice Q&A on Twitter, taking place from 12 to 2pm on Wednesday 5th February.
Teachers are being encouraged to join the Big Assembly broadcast, taking place on 3rd February and host a parents evening with experts, including the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme, current apprentices and parents of apprentices. Find out more on the Big Assembly here: https://www.bigassembly.org/
Parents can get involved by sharing their experience of having a child complete an apprenticeship across social media channels; please also encourage your child to share their positive apprenticeship experiences where they can too.
If social media isn’t your scene, there are hundreds of events taking place all across the country, so you are bound to find something near you. View the Apprenticeship Events Map to find out more: https://nawevents.co.uk/
Apprenticeships are a crucial route into a career in the plumbing and heating industry, and the CIPHE is dedicated to supporting all required to be involved in making them a success, from parents to those starting their careers through to the employers needed to provide them. If you want to find out more, visit our careers and trainees section.
For more information on National Apprenticeship Week, look out for the #NAW2020 and #LookBeyond hashtags on social media, follow @Apprenticeships on Twitter, National Apprenticeship Service on LinkedIn or visit https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/