‘Build the Future’ announced as
theme for National Apprenticeship
Week 2021

Build the Future” is the theme for NAW2021, taking place between 8
and 14 February 2021, aiming to encourage everyone to consider
how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge
required for a rewarding career.
The 14th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships, taking
place across England, will showcase the impact apprenticeships can
have on communities, local businesses and regional economies and
how they all benefit from the impact of apprenticeships.
As a result of the pandemic and many individuals relying on
technology and virtual meetings more than ever, National
Apprenticeship Week 2021 will be different, but just as exciting.
NAW2021 will celebrate the motivating stories of how apprentices
have helped business adapt and build during a difficult year.
Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan said:
Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn while you earn, opening
up new and exciting career paths that can transform lives. It’s been a
tough year for everyone, but we want the theme for National
Apprenticeship Week 2021 to be a springboard to look ahead to how
apprenticeships can futureproof workforces and boost careers.”
To support National Apprenticeship Week 2021, individuals,
employers, training providers and communities are being encouraged
to get involved, to celebrate apprenticeships and how they:
TRAIN apprentices, and future proof their workforce and careers
though apprenticeships;
RETAIN apprentices, gaining the skills and knowledge needed by
the business, and seeing apprentices thrive, whilst having impact;

ACHIEVE a real return on investment from apprentices; realising
the business benefits of apprenticeships, with apprentices progressing
in their chosen careers.
Peter Mucklow, Director, Apprenticeships, Education and Skills
Funding Agency said:
There is no doubt that National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will be
different this year in how we celebrate apprenticeship success.
We are however continuing to ask employers to encourage everyone
to consider how apprenticeships can help build organisations for
years to come; whilst showing the clear return on investment realised
when apprentices are brought into the business. Employers are
helping the nation to #BuildTheFuture through apprenticeships.”