Amazing Apprenticeships are planning a jam-packed timetable for their participation in National Apprenticeship Week 2021 and released a bundle of resources for teachers, students, parents, and training providers including activity packs, subject snapshots, subject posters, a film, quiz, and more.
Covering a full range of activities, including podcasts, panel sessions, careers fair, skills hub, and workshops the team will be busy raising awareness of just how amazing apprenticeships are throughout the week.
“There is so much that we, as apprenticeship employers, can be involved in. We’ll be presenting alongside apprentices, talking with employers, schools, and parents, participating in events, and doing all we can to make this virtual edition of National Apprenticeship Week the best yet. It’s exciting to see all the virtual plans coming together!” – Anna Morrison, director Amazing Apprenticeships
The National Apprenticeships Service recently sent out details on how to get involved. The Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools and Colleges (ASK) Programme will be delivering activities to more than 20,000 students, teachers and parents during the week and we have listed below just some of the events the Amazing Apprenticeships team will be involved in;
We will be kicking off NAW with Apprenticeships: Work, Earn, Learn, a virtual event for teachers, careers advisors, parents and young people on Monday 8th at 11am. Hosted by Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal, Amazing Apprentices’ Anna Morrison will be joined by the University of Hertfordshire, and iSales Academy to explore what it is like to be an apprentice, the opportunities available and skills needed to succeed, plus a live Q&A session.
We are then hosting a 60-minute Masterclass for apprentices at 12.30 on the Monday. ACT to Ignite invites all apprentices to explore how to develop positive daily practices to help to cultivate a positive mindset and energy and stay focussed.
Later in the afternoon, at 4pm we are hosting Apprenticeships for the School Workforce and will be joined by Diana Taylor, Plymouth CAST, Kevin Gilmartin, ASCL, and Bertie Hutchins, Department for Education, to explore how funding can be used to boost training and development budgets in schools, the benefits of engaging with apprenticeships as a workforce development tool, and offering information and guidance into best practice.
On Wednesday Anna Morrison will be taking part in Westminster Insight’s panel session ‘The Impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of apprenticeships’ exploring how skills needs may have changed, leveraging opportunity and discussing how we can ensure equal access for under-represented groups.
On Thursday we will be joining the Open University and The 5% Club for their webinar ‘How Apprenticeships Can Develop the Future Beyond the Pandemic’ and discussing the results of a new OU survey on employers’ latest approaches to apprenticeships, how apprenticeships can help employers post Covid-19 and exploring how to secure a bright future for skills development.