National Apprenticeship Week 2017

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National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2017) will run from 6 to 10 March and will bring together employers and apprentices from across England.

Now in its 10th year, NAW is an opportunity to share individual stories and recognise success from over the past decade, highlighting the positive impact apprenticeships have made. It will also be a chance to get up to date with changes to apprenticeships from April 2017. 

Co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Skills Funding Agency, NAW 2017 will celebrate apprenticeships from across all industries, and at all levels, under the theme ‘ladder of opportunity’. One of the aims of the week is to encourage employers to take on apprentices, and inspire individuals to choose apprenticeships as a path to a great career.

In preparation for the week, Dean Royles, director of HR at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, has written a blog looking at the potential positive impacts of the apprenticeship levy.

NHS Employers will be publishing a range of blogs, case studies and other resources during this week, as well as hosting a live Twitter Q&A.

  • On Monday we will be publishing a blog looking at how one of England's largest trusts has successfully used social media to attract people to its apprenticeship schemes. 
  • Tuesday will see the launch of a new case study looking at integrated apprenticeships in Norfolk and Norwich.
  • Candace Miller from Skills for Health will be sharing her thoughts on Trailblazers in a blog on Wednesday.
  • On Thursday, we'll be taking a closer look at an apprenticeship event run by Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dean Royles will be taking part in a live Twitter Q&A exploring apprenticeships in the NHS on Friday between 11:30am - 12pm. You can join in the conversation and ask a question by using the hashtag #AskNHSDean.

If your NHS organisation is holding an event or activity you would like us to showcase then please email 

To read more about apprenticeships and how they can help your organisation go to NHS Apprenticeships 

For more information about National Apprenticeship Week 2017 go to GOV.UK.

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