National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity to develop lifelong skills and earn money while you do it? National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect place to start. Ask key questions, discuss important topics, and decide whether an apprenticeship is right for you. Read on to find about this year's date, theme and events.

Apprenticeships are increasing in popularity each year, giving everyone the chance to pursue their desired craft and earn a salary on the side. Chances are, if you’re based in the UK and are currently pursuing an apprenticeship, or looking into embarking on a similar adventure, you’ve heard about National Apprenticeship Week.

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

Held for an entire week every year, National Apprenticeship Week is a celebration of apprenticeships.

During this week, you get the chance to truly understand what makes apprenticeships so appealing, what benefits they offer and what you can do with the skills you have at hand. As an added bonus, you get to hear from people who have been in your position before. Essentially, you’re guaranteed to get an authentic window into the world of apprenticeships.

National Apprenticeship Week: 2023 date

This year, National Apprenticeship Week spans from the 6th to the 12th of February 2023.

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The theme of the 2023 National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week has a different theme each year. The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is “Skills for Life”.

This year, the emphasis is on how apprenticeships can help you develop the skills and knowledge you need, to have a rewarding career. While individual reflection is important when talking about apprenticeships, the companies that offer them reflect too. They reflect on the vital skills they need to succeed as a business, and how they can incorporate those skills into their workforce.


2023 National Apprenticeship Week Events

Event Employer(s) Date Time (GMT)
Apprenticeships within the UK Intelligence Services Security Service MI5, Secret Intelligence Service MI6, GCHQ 6th February 2023, Monday 3.00pm
Why Start a Career in the Water Industry? Severn Trent 7th February 2023, Tuesday 5.00pm
Put Your Stamp on a Royal Mail Apprenticeship Royal Mail 8th February 2023, Wednesday 3.00pm
What it’s like being an apprentice at TJX Europe,
the world’s leading off-price retailer?
TJX Europe 9th February 2023, Thursday 11.00am
Creating apprenticeships that supply Skills for Life Investors in People 10th February 2023, Friday 1.00pm


No matter which area you’re interested in, National Apprenticeship Week really does have something for everyone. All you need to do is register your interest online, and you’ll be the first to hear about the events coming up and how to get involved. The best part? It’s all online! Join the event from the comfort of your own home, on a device of your choosing.

Head to the official website for National Apprenticeship Week to register and browse the full range of events.



About the Author

Manya Sawhney is a PhD student in Psychology, passionate about mental health and equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, and other. Manya is a skilled researcher, working hard to make information accessible to everyone, both educational and otherwise.

When is apprenticeship week?

This year, National Apprenticeship Week is taking place from 6th-12th February 2023.

What is the theme for National apprenticeship week 2023?

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is ‘Skills for Life’. This theme not only allows individuals to reflect on the skills they need for a successful career but also gives businesses the chance to reflect on how they can build a skilled workforce.

What is apprenticeship week 2023 Scotland?

Apprenticeship Week 2023 is also being held in Scotland, for sectors that are specific to that country. It has the same principle as National Apprenticeship Week, which is to discuss how apprenticeships are helping individuals and businesses both.