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National Apprenticeship Week

11 March 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

National Apprenticeship Week is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to highlight how apprenticeships have a positive impact on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

National Apprenticeship Week 2015 was about getting more small businesses to take on apprentices; promoting the range and breadth of apprenticeships on offer, including those at Higher level and within blue chip companies; recognising the level of success that learners can achieve.

The National Apprenticeship Service used statistical evidence and case studies to get these messages across.


For example – did you know that:

1,000 businesses are now involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards?

or that there are 1,500 different apprenticeships on offer in more than 170 industries?

or that the government invested £1.5bn in apprenticeships in 2013 to 2014?

or that businesses report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week when they hire apprentices?


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Picture: National Apprenticeship Week has ended - but you can still be involved and get info.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 11 March 2015


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