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What is National Apprenticeship Week 2022?

This week we celebrate the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week with the theme, Build the Future. But what is National Apprenticeship Week? National Apprenticeship Week is the celebration of everything apprenticeship, looking at how far the UK apprenticeship scheme has come, what apprentices are doing now and then diving into the future of this incredible scheme that has changed so many lives for the better.

But why the theme Build the Future?

Well, we could go into a long and rambly news article about how "apprenticeships develop skills" or "earn whilst you learn". But why not hear it straight from the people directly involved?

As an End-Point Assessment Organisation, we work with hundreds of employers, training providers and apprentices to carry out their assessment at the end of their apprenticeship. So we asked them, what National Apprenticeship Week meant to them? 

National Apprenticeship Week 2022 Quotes

Teapot Creative Logo  

"Providing environments that encourage youth to showcase their talents and develop skills is incremental to pushing the boundaries of knowledge. The younger generation is filled with innovative and bright ideas, which are vital to the success of any business. Apprentices offer us the opportunity to shape our future for the better."
Tess Myszka - PR & Social Media Executive - Teapot Creative

 

"My PRCA apprenticeship with AIM Assessment was an exceptional journey I will never forget, and one that shaped my career entirely. My love for PR grew through from the apprenticeship, ultimately achieving a Distinction in my Level 4 Diploma in PR and Communications. This has now allowed me to study for a BA Hons at The University of Greenwich studying PR, whilst still employed with the fantastic agency my apprenticeship was with. I could not recommend the apprenticeship route enough to build your own professional future – as my experience was nothing short of phenomenal."
Kira Daly - Account Executive (PRCA apprentice) - ADPR

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Vectar Project Logo  

"The contribution made by our apprenticeship delivery partners and the Apprenticeship board have played a critical part in us developing the essential resources to enable high levels of competence in this area. We are indebted to the Apprenticeship service in finding a tangible solution to an emerging industry."
Tom Henderson - Director - Vectar Project

 

"BT Sport and the wider industry needs young creative and tech talent so we stay relevant, evolve with, and as a part of, our audience. Local, digital-savvy young people and employers have an important role to play in ensuring that we are developing connected and inclusive communities and enabling local people to be a part of the success story, BT Sport is supporting this by employing Digital Apprentices and bringing new talent into our business."
BT Sport

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Gallium Ventures Logo  

"The progress of any service, craft or skill stops if you don't look ahead and prepare the next generation to face oncoming challenges. Taking on an apprentice is often a win for both sides of the arrangement. It's always rewarding to see them blossoming and becoming part of a team to build a better future."
Heather Delaney - Managing Director - Gallium Ventures

 

"Through the apprenticeship programme, we have gained three junior colleagues who are skilled and confident in their tasks. Each carving out a new role at the company, the programme has shown them how they can make an impact as they start and build their careers in publishing."
Saskia Angenent - Head of Publicity - Michael O’Mara Books Limited

  Michael O’Mara Books Limited

 

Michael O’Mara Books Limited  

"My apprenticeship has given me the means to explore multiple areas of my industry and use learnings to inform my own role. As things settle with COVID and we focus on rebuilding, the apprenticeship equipped me well to evaluate how we can build back better."
Ciara Shine - Apprentice - Michael O’Mara Books Limited

 

"For me apprenticeships are hugely important for two reasons: the first is that we are an industry which currently struggles with a diverse workforce. In part this is because we are over 90% degree educated. Apprenticeships give us the opportunity to redress this balance. The other reason is that we are a rapidly growing industry in the UK and apprenticeships help us to reinforce the pipeline"
Amy Smith - Head of Talent - Framestore

  Michael O’Mara Books Limited

 

Michael O’Mara Books Limited  

"Cambridge Spark apprentices are helping to build the future in many diverse and exciting ways. Our data programmes are building the skills and confidence required to make a tangible impact in any workplace or team, both now and in the future. Whether for a seasoned professional or an early career learner, we’re helping individuals to grow and stay motivated, developing fulfilling careers whilst delivering significant value to an organisation."
Dr Raoul-Gabriel Urma - CEO & Founder - Cambridge Spark

 

"For me apprenticeships are hugely important for two reasons: the first is that we are an industry which currently struggles with a diverse workforce. In part this is because we are over 90% degree educated. Apprenticeships give us the opportunity to redress this balance. The other reason is that we are a rapidly growing industry in the UK and apprenticeships help us to reinforce the pipeline"
Abigail Davies - Associate Head of Department - UWE Bristol 

  Michael O’Mara Books Limited

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