About NAW 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015 will run from 9 to 13 March 2015. Learn more about the themes of the week and how you can get involved.



What is National Apprenticeship Week?

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service and is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

National Apprenticeship Week 2015 is all about:

  • getting more small businesses to take on apprentices
  • promoting the range and breadth of apprenticeships on offer, including those at Higher level and within blue chip companies
  • celebrating apprenticeships and the level of success that learners can achieve

We will be using statistical evidence and case studies to get these messages across.

For example – did you know that:

  • 1,000 businesses are now involved in designing the new apprenticeship standards?
  • or that there are 1,500 different apprenticeships on offer in more than 170 industries?
  • or that the government invested £1.5bn in apprenticeships in 2013 to 2014?
  • or that businesses report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week when they hire apprentices?

We want National Apprenticeship Week 2015 to be even more successful than in 2014 in delivering employer commitments (The National Apprenticeship Week 2014 - outputs and results file demonstrates this year’s successes), gathering support and celebrating the programme, reinforcing our ‘Get In. Go Far.’ marketing campaign.

How you can get involved

Planning an event?

Are you planning an event and would like to invite a minister or an MP? Then contact our Public Affairs team at

Find out more:

Resources library

  • promote ‘live’ vacancies in your region or sector on your own websites using our AV Live tool which shows automatically updated Apprenticeship vacancies

  • toolkits for employers, training providers, apprentices, schools and trade associations are available now

  • ‘how to’ presentations also coming soon

  • other materials are now available on our campaign resources website

National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service is part of the Skills Funding Agency, which is an executive agency sponsored by BIS to fund skills training for further education (FE) in England. We support over 1,000 colleges, private training organisations and employers with more than £4 billion of funding each year. The National Apprenticeship Service co-ordinates and promotes the delivery of apprenticeships in England.