This week-long celebration, organised every year by the National Apprenticeship Service, aims to unite everyone who is passionate about apprenticeships, to encourage more young people to choose this path as a first step (and often fast-track) to a great career, and for companies to promote growth and personal development.

In short, it’s a fantastic opportunity for everyone in the industry – apprentices, employers and training providers alike - to shout about how great apprenticeships are!

This year’s theme is ‘Look Beyond’ which looks to showcase and celebrate the true meaning of ‘diversity’ within apprenticeships, with a focus on:

  • calling on young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment and explore the diversity of career options and industries now available to them through apprenticeships;
  • calling on employers to look beyond traditional hiring routes and shout about the value they already see from diversifying their workforce by employing apprentices
  • calling on parents and teachers to look beyond old preconceptions around apprenticeships, building understanding of the true value they bring, and sharing this with young people.

Here are our tops tips to get involved:

  • The NAW2020 events map allows you to search for events happening near you during the most exciting week in the apprenticeships calendar. You can also submit your event to be featured here.
  • Improve staff morale; and keep your team motivated to continue their learning by talking to them about the benefits of what further training can offer them.

More information on National Apprenticeship Week can be found here: www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

Parenta offers Level 2 Team Leading, Level 3 and 4 Management and Level 5 Childcare Leadership as work-based apprenticeships, in addition to the Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare.

Help your staff and learners know their options and realise their earning power!

  • Apprentices can get involved with the Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN) and talk about the benefits of apprenticeships in their local area – this looks great on a CV and gives invaluable skills for the workplace.
  • Encourage your apprentices to sign up for a NUS Apprentice Extra discount card. Not only will they receive loads of discounts at hundreds of shops, they will also receive emails on how they can give feedback and help shape the future of apprenticeships.

Your Parenta assessor will be able to give so much advice on how you can best support your learners in their early career journey.

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