Apprenticeship Week 2021 is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships and is designed to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The week also recognises how employers of all sizes have stepped up to the challenge during this unprecedented time.
Build the Future
“Build the Future” is the theme for #NAW2021. The aim is to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.
The A to Z of apprenticeships
We thought we would start the #NAW celebrations with an A to Z of Apprenticeships:
- A – Apprenticeships | ASK ( APPRENTICESHIP SUPPORT & KNOWLEDGE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES) | APS
- B – Behaviours | BAME Awards | Benefits
“The Sales Apprenticeship is not only teaching me new skills, knowledge and behaviours but it is also giving me the confidence to utilize the skills I already have.”Prem Singh, Pearson
- C – Confidence | CMI Chartered Management Institute| Customer Service Level 3 | Commitment Statement
- D – Department for Education | Digital learning | Degree apprenticeship
- E – Eligibility | Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)
- F – Functional Skills – All our apprentices will have English and maths functional skills support if required. | Funding
- G – Gateway | Government Incentives
- H – Higher Apprenticeship – Higher apprentices work towards level 4, 5, 6 or 7 work-based learning diplomas or certificates or knowledge-based qualifications such as Foundation degrees or above. | Hands on
- I – Independent End Point Assessment | Immediate Impact | Internships | Incentives
J – Job Satisfaction
“Undertaking the Level 4 Sales Apprenticeship at Portakabin with Mercuri has enabled me to start my career successfully. The new skills, knowledge and behaviours I’m learning have really helped to boost my confidence in this sales role.”Amber Lea, Portakabin
- K – Knowledge | Kickstart
- L – Learning & Development Coaches | Levy | Levels
- M – Mental Health | Motivation
- N – Non Levy paying employer
- O – Off the Job Training | Ofsted | Operations Manager Level 5
- P – Prevent | Productivity | Progression
- Q – Qualification
- R – Recognition of Prior Learning | Return On Investment | Recruitment
“The growth in Charlotte over the past 12 months has been phenomenal. She continues to impress me with her willingness to support the team and her increased confidence. Charlotte has very much become an integral and valuable part of the team.”Rahela Begrom, Portakabin
- S – Safeguarding | Sales Executive Level 4 | Skills
- T – Team Leader Level 3 | Trailblazer Group | Traineeships
- U – Unique Learner Number (ULN). The Unique Learner Number (ULN) is used to match a student to their Personal Learning Record (PLR). The PLR is an online lifelong record of their achievement that can be shared with colleges, universities and employers.
- V – Virtual Learning | Value to the Employer | Vacancies
- W – Wellbeing | Working from home
- X – Xenas -A confident, strong woman, Just listen to our Women In Sales Webinar | Xenagogue – acting as a guide, find out more about our Learning & Development Coaches
- Y – YOU
- Z – As in Generation Z! Could Apprenticeships be better than University for Generation Z? – Read the article in HR News.
Further apprenticeship information
We would love to hear from you. If you are an apprentice send us your thoughts on one, or all three, of the following:
- What were your motivations for becoming an apprentice?
- What would you say is your greatest achievement so far?
- How has your role adapted during these unprecedented times?
Are you an apprentice employer?
What would you say are the unexpected benefits of apprentices in your organization?