National Apprenticeship Week 2022

Date and time
Monday, 7 February 2022 -
Sunday, 13 February 2022

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

This annual, week-long celebration of apprenticeships, which takes place right across England, is organised to shine a light on the positive differences that apprenticeships can make to individuals, employers and to the wider economy.

The University of Derby and Buxton and Leek College will be holding a series of events throughout the week — see the full timetable here.

Apprenticeship Careers Event - Get Involved

Wednesday 9 February, 10am—6pm

Location: The University's Kedleston Road site, Derby.

This is the major event of the week and aims to showcase the apprenticeship opportunities across our region. Many well-known employers will be talking about the apprenticeships on offer at their company, and existing apprentices will be sharing their experiences too.

The event is aimed at:

For the event, our existing employer clients will have stands promoting vacancies, apprenticeships, and skills. It would be great to invite pupils from schools and colleges or provide an option where pupils can come down with their parents after school or college to discuss apprenticeships and careers as well. It can also be a route for anyone in employment currently who is interested in apprenticeships and possible career changes as well.  

From 6pm onwards, we will host an informal awards evening to celebrate apprentice successes, this will also be a great opportunity for the public to hear about how apprenticeships have already contributed to the careers of apprentices who have recently completed or are mid-programme. Employers are more than welcome to attend as well.

Register your interest now.

National Apprenticeship Week 2020 - 'Look Beyond'

A look back on our last face-to-face National Apprenticeship Week event, we invited ten of the region's biggest employers to highlight and showcase apprenticeship opportunities by presenting to local schools and colleges.

Apprenticeship brochure with orange and pink text and a girl with brown hair

View National Apprenticeship Week 2020: 'Look Beyond' video transcript and audio description

Timetable of events

Event details are still to be confirmed

Monday 7 February

Event detailsInformationEvent timeEvent location
Headteacher's Forum Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor This will involve a presentation about Higher Apprenticeships and opportunities for employer-provider collaboration. 10:30am Kedleston Road, Derby
Free Hair and Beauty Treatment Sessions  Apprentices will be inviting people involved in local good causes to come and be pampered. They will also be creating ‘How to’ videos for treatments and styles.  10:00am  Buxton and Leek College, Buxton 
Meal in the Dome Catering and Hospitality apprentices will be cooking and serving a special meal.  Midday  Buxton and Leek College, Buxton 

Tuesday 8 February

Event detailsInformationEvent timeEvent location
Research Event Contribution to the research project ‘Examining the development of vocational pedagogies in and around work organisations in response to apprenticeship and technical education reforms’ by Bill Esmond. 10am–12 midday TBC
Employer Forum for SMEs Session being delivered with DCC and Derby College to promote kickstart employment opportunities. 4pm - 5pm TBC
Childcare Employer Event Information for employers working in the childcare sector 6pm - 7:30pm Buxton and Leek College, Buxton

Wednesday 9 February

Event detailsInformationEvent timeEvent location
Chesterfield Borough Council Event TBC 8am - 10:30am TBC
Carpentry & Joinery and Engineering Competition Competition entries will be judged and the winning apprentices will be awarded prizes. 9am - 12 midday Buxton and Leek College, Buxton
Apprenticeship Careers Event

A large employer event to promote apprenticeships to schools and the wider community. Register your interest.

10am - 6pm Kedleston Road, Derby
Apprenticeship Awards and Celebration  TBC  6pm - 8pm  Kedleston Road, Derby 

Thursday 10 February

Event detailsInformationEvent timeEvent location
Teacher Apprenticeship Event Promoting the range of apprenticeships to local authorities, Multi-Academy Trusts and schools. 10am Kedleston Road, Derby
Apprentice and Employer Awards TBC TBC Buxton and Leek College, Buxton
Apprentice Research Symposium Sharing employer and apprentice research and knowledge transfer. 2pm Kedleston Road, Derby

Friday 11 February

Event detailsInformationEvent timeEvent location
Apprenticeship Information Breakfast for Employers TBC 8:30am Buxton and Leek College, Buxton
Apprentice and Employer Impact Symposium TBC 10am TBC
The Heist An activity of job shares across different sectors TBC TBC
A man in a pink shirt, smiling in front of a microphone.

Looking back on National Apprenticeship Week 2021

Last year, National Apprenticeships Week included a series of virtual events for employers and individuals.

See the highlightsSee the highlights

Register your interest — Apprenticeship Careers Event

If you are interested in attending this event on Wednesday 9 February — either as an employer, student or other member of the public — please let us know by completing this form. We will then send you more information in due course. 

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