National Apprenticeship Week aims to highlight the exceptional work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.
The 17th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will take place from 5 to 11 February 2024. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is ‘Skills for Life’; reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.
Apprenticeships Webinar for Parents and Carers – 6 February, 18:00-19:00
We are teaming up with LearnLive to run an apprenticeships awareness broadcast for parents and carers (students are encouraged to attend too!).
Parents/carers will be able to hear an overview of apprenticeships, watch Oxfordshire apprentices talking about their experiences, hear the employer perspective and ask any questions via a live chat with the speakers.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024
The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2024 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 19 February at midnight.
Events and open days
Details of events happening across Oxfordshire during National Apprenticeship Week 2024:
Engineering Employer Open Evenings
5 to 8 February
The Engineering Trust have arranged open evenings with four fantastic Oxfordshire engineering employers. Follow the link for details of each session, including how to register.
- 5 February – FMB Oxford & Ercol, Princes Risborough
- 6 February – Norbar Torque Tools, Banbury & Advanced Fibreoptic Engineering – Carterton
- 7 February – Navtech Radar, Wantage & Barrus, Bicester
- 8 February – Viridor, Ardley
JTL Oxford Open Evening
5 February, 16:30-19:00
At this open evening, you can find out all about electrical apprenticeships with JTL Training, based at Culham Science Centre near Abingdon. Booking essential.
Activate Learning Apprenticeships Webinar
5 February, 09:15-10:00
At this webinar, you can find out about apprenticeships and where you can find vacancies and hear the view of an employer.
Oxfordshire County Council Apprenticeship Open Morning
7 February, 09:00-12:00
Pop into County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1NA to talk to the Oxfordshire County Council apprenticeship team about the opportunities available.
Velocity Football Open Event
7 February, 18:30
Velocity Football is a post 16 education and football programme. Students can go along to an open evening at Oxford City FC to meet the tutors and coaching team and chat with current learners. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Careers Fest Parent/Carer Twilight Session
20 March, 16:30-19:30
Oxfordshire Careers Hub is hosting the region’s most anticipated and exciting careers event. Careers Fest will take place at The Kassam Stadium Conference & Events Centre. We invite all parents/carers of students from Oxfordshire schools and colleges to come and meet the major players in the local labour market at a twilight session on 20 March. There are slots from 16:30-18:00 or 18:00-19:30.
This is an opportunity to meet a range of employers, further education colleges, universities and training providers. This year we will welcome more than 70 exhibitors offering information, advice and guidance on future pathways and careers from a varied range of sectors.
It’s a fantastic chance for parents/carers to talk careers with their young person and feel better informed about their options for when they leave school or college.
Apprenticeship support for employers
Whether you’re looking to take on your first apprentice, develop your apprenticeship scheme, or would like some advice and support with making best use of apprenticeship levy funds, our Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Advisors Leah Bryan, Nikki Cooper and Andrea Harrison are here to help! Visit our apprenticeship support page or contact email@example.com for fully funded, impartial advice and guidance.
Support with finding work or an apprenticeship
If you are 18 or over and would like some advice and support with finding and applying for jobs and apprenticeships, our fully funded OxGROW virtual mentoring platform is here to help! You can connect with business professionals, who have volunteered as mentors, to guide you through the process.
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 #NAW2024 and #SkillsForLife.