Blaze a trail

Training Posted 26/02/19
National Apprenticeship Week 2019 (NAW2019) – running from 4 to 8 March – will highlight the benefits of apprenticeships to employers, individuals, local communities and the wider economy.

As in previous years, NAW2019 will showcase the wide range of apprenticeships on offer including architecture, civil engineering and data science. Last year was a record-breaking week, with 780 events across the country, over 33,000 people engaging with the 10,000 talks movement and #NAW2018 trending on Twitter ahead of the Oscars!

This year, the goal is to encourage more businesses and people to consider starting an apprenticeship or taking on an apprentice. The ‘Blaze a Trail’ themed week will see a range of activities and events being hosted across the country to celebrate apprenticeships. It will build on the new ‘Fire it Up’ campaign to help challenge outdated perceptions of apprenticeships and raise awareness of the huge variety of apprenticeship options available for people of all ages and backgrounds.


Apprenticeship starts in South East England (2018/19 Reported to Date (Aug to Oct):

18,930 starts

To discover ‘live’ vacancies in your local area, use the search function on find an apprenticeship here:

Details of some of the events taking place in the South East of England are listed below. Search the National Apprenticeship Week events map to find more information about the local events happening near you:

PwC Gatwick School and College leaver office open evening

Attending one of PwC’s office-based events will give applicants the chance to pick up loads of information about our work and decide which of our career options interests you most. You’ll spend time in one of our offices across the UK, discovering what we do, how, why and where we do it, and who we do it for. You’ll find out where a career with PwC can take you and how far you could go, and you’ll be able to ask us questions face-to-face and get a better grasp of the business.

7 March 2019 – 5.30pm
The Portland Building, 25 High Street, Crawley RH10 1BG

Tungsten Training Centre apprenticeship open evening

This event you will be able to find out more about the courses and apprenticeships we offer in Electrical, Plumbing and Gas. This evening will give you the opportunity to chat to one of our team members and ask any questions you may have.

7 March 2019 – 3:00pm
Portslade, Brighton BN41 1RA

Keith Smith, apprenticeships director, Education and Skills Funding Agency said: “The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from 4 to 8 March, will see industry stakeholders and employers celebrate apprenticeships and their positive impact on organisations across England.
  “My ambition, and the collective goal for the week, is to shift awareness of apprenticeships into action, encouraging more employers to start their own apprenticeship programme; whilst enabling more individuals, of all ages and backgrounds, to consider an apprenticeship to reinvigorate or kick start their career.
  “The theme for the week is ‘Blaze a Trail’ and we are calling on employers to take the lead and showcase how apprenticeships bring new energy to their businesses. There are many benefits that apprenticeships bring to individuals, employers, local communities and the wider economy and National Apprenticeship Week is the ideal opportunity to celebrate the fantastic results being an apprentice or hiring an apprentice can bring.”

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