National Apprenticeship Week 2022

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The North East Apprenticeship Ambassador Network is once again pulling out all the stops for National Apprenticeship Week 2022.

This annual showcase is essential to shine a spotlight on the important role apprenticeship play in job creation, skills development, business growth and a general injection of enthusiasm and new ideas in to businesses and organisations.

This year, NEAAN is hosting and supporting a string of events and activities that not only highlight the incredible apprenticeship talent we have here in the North East, but also fit the theme of #Buildyourfuture –the focus for NAW22.

And look out for the “Apprenticeship: Skills and Training 2022” supplement on Monday February 7th in the Evening Gazette and Journal, as well as online and across social media. The publication will provide insight and expertise from some of the most passionate apprenticeship advocates in the region.


Ambassador Videos

NEAAN will use its website and social media channels to roll out a string of interviews with Ambassadors across National Apprenticeship Week 2022.

Hear from Employer and Young Ambassadors about why they chose apprenticeships and how it has benefited them and the companies they work for.


FSB Online Showcase

NEAAN is partnering with the Federation of Small Business, for an online event that is designed to showcase how apprentices can help SME business.

Hear from three businesses how and why they recruit apprentices, the issues they have faced and the benefits they received from Apprentices. Speakers include Claire Atkins at Sintons Solicitors LLP, Jackie Petford at Alpek Polyester and Michael Janes 1600 Systems.


“Ask the Apprentice”

Hear exactly what it is like to learn your trade as an apprentice direct from the horse’s mouth.

Find out how an apprenticeship can help you get a successful career! People can ask questions about apprenticeships and hopefully have some fun learning at the same time.

Two apprentices, Cassie Hornsby and Georgia Hales will talk about their apprenticeship journey and answer any questions you / your young people may have.

“BIG Apprenticeship Event”

The BIG Apprenticeship Event is back and will be hosted by Hartlepool College of Further Education on Wednesday 9th February 2022 between 5pm – 8pm.

A popular event, and key part of NAW22, the College has invited employers for apprenticeship advice and opportunities open to potential apprentices.


The Great Apprentice Bake-Off

Some of the brightest talent from across the North East will prove they can stand the heat when they step into the kitchen for National Apprenticeship Week 2022.

Two North East teams will compete against 12 counterparts from across the rest of the country in the Great Apprenticeship Bake-Off, which has been devised to showcase the incredible talents of the UK’s young workforce, with the support of the British Army, which will host the contest.


Seed Bombs

NEAAN is handing out around 50 “Seed Bombs” to Ambassadors.

The packages of seeds are full of bee-friendly plants and wildflowers, and NEAAN partners will be planting them across the North East.

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