Get Involved In National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2015 is taking place from 9-13 March. The Week will celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

There are various ways you can get involved in NAW:

Pledge a new apprenticeship - Businesses are being encouraged to pledge to take on new apprentices via an online Pledge-o-meter.

Events - If you are planning an event to mark NAW and would like it to be included on the official NAW events map you can register your event here.

Support NAW on social media - All apprenticeship employers and champions are being asked to use social media to promote apprenticeships using the hashtag #NAW2015.  More ways to support the Week on social media and details of how to share your news/pictures/films with us is available in the NAW toolkits.

You can also find regular updates on the apprenticeships social media channels including TwitterLinkedIn, Facebook and Flickr.

In addition, you can get involved in the 100 Reasons Why campaign. Post the reasons why you employ or support apprenticeships on social media, using the hashtag #100ReasonsWhy and tag the National Apprenticeship Service.

News announcements - Share your press releases and supporting quotes about the week with NAW and they will help promote.

Additional Resources - However you choose to promote apprenticeships during NAW, there are a whole host of resources that may be helpful to you. These include:

·       Key Facts on apprenticeships – which you can include in your communications

·       The AV Live tool which allows you to promote ‘live’ apprenticeship vacancies in your region on your own website

·       A range of toolkits for employers, training providers, apprentices, schools and trade associations

·       Further materials are also available on the campaign resources website including logos and pre-approved content

If you have any questions about National Apprenticeship Week 2015 or would like further advice on how you can get involved, please contact NAW on theweek@sfa.bis.gov.uk  or visit the National Apprenticeship Week website here.