National Apprenticeship Week

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 events

GMCA: Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships Programme evaluation

Tuesday 8th February, 11am - 12:30pm

Removing Barriers to Apprenticeships: Supporting Underrepresented Learners Tickets, Tue 8 Feb 2022 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

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

#NAW2022 - Apprenticeships in the Public Sector (Greater Manchester) Tickets, Fri 11 Feb 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

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

How Degree Apprenticeships are promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace - pro-manchester

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

Kids Planet: Building the Future of Early Years Tickets, Tue 8 Feb 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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

Book a slot for GM Higher - Ask Us

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

NAW2022 - Not Going to Uni? (Post16) - GM Higher

NAW2022 - Not Going to Uni? (Pre16) - GM Higher

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

NAW2022 - The Future of Work and Learning for Young People - GM Higher

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

Business breakfast briefing – Apprenticeships Tickets, Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 07:30 | Eventbrite

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

Build the Future with Apprenticeships | GM Employers Event Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

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

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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

Discover Apprenticeships | Exhibition | UCAS

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

Hopwood Hall :: Apprenticeships Open Evening at Middleton Campus

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

Apprenticeship Open Evening 2022 Tickets, Thu 10 Feb 2022 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

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

Register for The Juice Academy: Celebrating Success

We welcome recently graduated apprentices, current apprentices and future apprentices to a special online event to celebrate their success.