National Apprenticeship Week aims to highlight the exceptional work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The 15th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will take place between 7 - 13 February 2022. The National Apprenticeship Week 2022 theme of ‘Build the Future’ continues from 2021 and focuses on the benefits apprenticeships can have on individuals, businesses and local communities.
Introduction to apprenticeships for parents and carers
This OxLEP Skills webinar for parents and carers in partnership with the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools (ASK) programme aims to give parents/carers an insight into apprenticeships and equip them with information and resources to support their child (who is welcome to attend with them!) with choosing their next step. Speaking at the event will be apprentices from the University of Oxford, alongside Helen Johnson, Senior Appointments and Apprenticeship Manager at the University, who will talk about the role of the employer and Ed Collett, Head of Business Development at Abingdon & Witney College, who will explain the role of the training provider.
Registration is now open and there are two dates to choose from:
Wednesday 9 February, 18:00-19:00 Register here
Thursday 10 February, 18:00-19:00 Register here
Find Your Future apprenticeships dome
Find Your Future is our online careers platform, which brings together more than 100 employers and education providers, plus careers information and advice, under one virtual roof. For National Apprenticeship Week, there will be an apprenticeships 'dome' in the entrance, containing links to useful resources and inspirational stories and top tips from Oxfordshire apprentices.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022
The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022 will be open for entries and nominations throughout National Apprenticeship Week. With categories for current and former apprentices, employers, schools and training providers, the Awards is a fantastic way to recognise and celebrate apprenticeship success in Oxfordshire. The closing date is Monday 14 February at midnight.
Apprenticeship Ambassador vlogs
Our Apprenticeship Ambassadors are current apprentices, working in a range of jobs and sectors across Oxfordshire. They will be sharing their experiences and advice via social media and our apprenticeship stories playlist on YouTube.
Other events and open days
Details of events happening across Oxfordshire during National Apprenticeship Week 2022:
Advanced Therapies Apprenticeship Community (ATAC) Employer Event
9 February, 11:00-14:00
This event is for existing and potential employers of STEM apprentices. You will hear from cell and gene therapy employers and inspirational apprentices.
Abingdon & Witney College Abingdon Campus Open Day
9 February, 15:30-19:00
Drop in to this in person event to see the college's Abingdon Campus facilities, talk to staff and ask any questions you have.
Oxfordshire Advanced Skills Apprenticeship Open Event
9 February - slots at 17:00 or 18:00
At this in person event, you can meet with OAS staff, current apprentices and employer partners to gain an insight into what it’s like to be an apprentice at Oxfordshire Advanced Skills. Places are limited and only one parent/carer can attend with each student.
Ignite Sport open event
9 February, 18:30
This event is for students aged 16+ and will give them the opportunity to find out all about sports apprenticeships with Ignite Sport, as well as their Velocity Football education programme. There are also open events on 30th March and 18th May.
STFC RAL Virtual Apprenticeship Open Evening 2022
10 February, 18:00–19:00
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) offer a number of apprenticeships in different areas including mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, computing, business administration, heating and ventilation, carpentry, laboratory technician and more. At this virtual apprenticeship open evening, you will be able to find out all about them discuss the opportunities with the apprenticeship team and current apprentices.
Join the conversation
Follow @OxonApprentice Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and @OxLEP Skills on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok and join in the conversation using the hashtags #NAW2022 and #BuildTheFuture.