National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of all things apprenticeships. In 2023, National Apprenticeship Week will take place from the 6th to the 12th of February .
Here in Greater Manchester there will be lots of events celebrating the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.
You can see some of the events that were held during last year's National Apprenticeship Week below.
GMCA: Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships Programme evaluation
Tuesday 8th February, 11am - 12:30pm
Join Amy Glanville, Apprenticeship Programme Manager at GMCA, and David Morris, Director of Little Lion Research Ltd, as they share their findings from the RBA programme and give practical insights into making apprenticeships more accessible and successful for people from disadvantaged or underrepresented backgrounds.
GMCA: Apprenticeships in the public sector
Friday 11th February 2 - 3pm
Hear from industry experts and apprentices themselves about careers in the public sector
Events in Greater Manchester
SouthWay Housing event - in person
Tuesday 8th February, 11am - 2pm
St Nicholas Church, Burnage, Kingsway, Manchester M19 1PL
Restart your career at any age - come along and meet a variety of employers offering local apprenticeship vacancies
Pro-Manchester: How Degree Apprenticeships are promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace
Tuesday 8th February, 12pm - 1.30pm
MMU Business School, All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH
Salford City College: Apprenticeship Recruitment Team drop-ins
Tuesday 8th February, all day
Pendleton Sixth Form College and City Skills
Kids Planet: Building the Future of Early Years
Tuesday, 8th February, 10:00am – 12:00pm
In line with this years' National Apprenticeship Week, the 2 hour free event will focus on our apprenticeship opportunities featuring an interactive Q&A with our very own assessors and current apprentices, and an abundance of helpful information on our apprenticeships and how to apply!
Rochdale Training: Drop-in Apprenticeship Open Evening - Meet the Employer
Tuesday 8th February, 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
In person event at Rochdale Training Association – OL16 5NA
No need to book! Just turn up
GM Higher: National Apprenticeship Week - ASK US
Tuesday 8th February and Thursday 10th February - book your slot
A chance for your students to have a booked slot to chat with the team of higher education experience staff about their options, including alternative routes to HE, apprenticeships, and careers.
GM Higher: Not Going to Uni? Pre and Post 16 Workshops
Tuesday 8th & Thursday 10th February
Learn more about Degree Apprenticeships and other options that can provide alternative routes to higher education. During this session, we’ll look at where some of the jobs of the future will be in Greater Manchester and the advantages of studying beyond age 18+.
GM Higher: The Future of Work and Learning for Young People
Tuesday 8th & Thursday 10th February, 6-6.45pm
Join GM Higher’s Ian McGarry (IAG Manager) in discussion with Matt Leigh, Programme Manager, Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (GMLPN) to learn more about which careers and skills are in demand across Greater Manchester as the economy recovers from the pandemic.
Wigan Council and Wigan & Leigh College: Business Breakfast Briefing - Apprenticeships
Wednesday 9th February, 7:30am - 9am
Face-to-Face: Centre for Advanced Technical Studies Wigan & Leigh College New Market Street Wigan WN1 1RP
Skills for Growth SME Support: Build the Future with Apprenticeships
Wednesday 9 February, all day
Join Skills for Growth - SME Support with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and GMCA and discover how Apprenticeships can accelerate growth in your business.
Rochdale Training: Apprenticeship Information Event - Meet the Tutors
Wednesday 9th February, 11am - 12pm
No need to book, just turn up - For more information call Nathan on 01706 631 417.
In person event at Rochdale Training Association – OL16 5NA
Salford City College: Apprenticeship Recruitment Day
Wednesday 9th February, 10am - 3pm
In person event at Frontier House, Salford Quays, M50 3SR
Come and meet the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and view our current apprenticeship vacancies
SETA: Engineering Apprenticeship Open Day
Wednesday 9th February, 10am – 8 .30pm
Face to Face at SETA training centre
An event for school and college leavers, parents, new applicants and careers practitioners - no need to book
Virtual National Apprenticeship Show including Damar Training
Wednesday 9th February, 11am - 6pm
The National Apprenticeship Show highlights Apprenticeship opportunities and offers information from the UK's top employers and training providers
UCAS Virtual Event including Manchester Metropolitan University
Wednesday 9th February 10am - 6pm
Book your place now for a day of inspiration, information, and live employers. Featuring everything you need to discover if an apprenticeship might be right for you – all packed into one day, and online.
Hopwood Hall College Apprenticeships Open Evening at Middleton Campus
Thursday 10th February 4:30pm – 7pm
In person event
Oldham Training Centre Apprenticeship Open Event
Thursday 10th February 10am - 6pm
Oldham Training Centre (OTC), Lees Road, Oldham OL4 1JP (in person)
Drop in to see us ➢ Visit our engineering workshops and facilities ➢ Talk to Tutors ➢ Check out our vacancies and find out about the employers we work with ➢ Complete the application process and apply for jobs ➢ Get advice on financial support for jobseekers ➢ Get help with CV building and interview techniques
Alliance Learning Open Evening (in person)
Thursday 10th February 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Horwich Business Park, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5UE
Learn about their range of Apprenticeship opportunities especially in Engineering but also Business Admin and Customer Service
The Juice Academy: Celebrating Success
Friday 11th February, 4pm - 5pm
We welcome recently graduated apprentices, current apprentices and future apprentices to a special online event to celebrate their success.