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National Apprenticeship Week 2023  | 6th-12th February

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 | 6th-12th February

 25 Jan 2023 | views: 1444 | Event

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 brings together the entire apprenticeship community to celebrate everything that is amazing about apprenticeships. This year’s theme is "Skills for Life" - reflecting how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and help businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with skills for the future. To celebrate the week and the opportunities available to young people, we will be hosting an array of diverse live and pre-recorded talks delivered by STEM Ambassadors from a range of STEM industry sectors.

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Live Talks

Tuesday 7th February | 8.40am to 9.10am

Meet Acoustic Apprentices from AECOM
AECOM’s acoustic apprentices William and Marwaan will talk about their career paths into engineering consultancy via an apprenticeship route. You’ll hear how they discovered the apprenticeship programme, why they chose an acoustic apprenticeship and give advice on what to include in the application process.

Wednesday 8th February | 8.40am to 9.10am

Understanding Apprenticeships within the Construction Industry
STEM Ambassador Amy, from the Arc Group, will talk about how she started her career path via an apprenticeship route.  9 years ago, Amy knew nothing about the construction industry and assumed workers were either builders or electricians.  After leaving college and completing her A-Levels, Amy was set to head off to university to continue her studies, but family and financial situations halted her plans. You will hear how she successfully completed an apprenticeship and gained valuable life skills.

Thursday 9th February | 8.40am to 9.10am

An Apprenticeship in Fusion Energy
Hear from Paul, a Digital Design Coordinator at a Fusion energy research facility. He will talk about how he completed an apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering 15 years ago, visiting 14 countries along the way. He will explain about his interesting career path and talk about his current role designing and project managing infrastructure upgrades at Tokamak Energy.

Friday 10th February | 8.40am to 9.10am

An Apprenticeship Journey into Engineering
Laura is a Mechanical/Electrical Engineer at Siemens Gamesa and will explain about her career path from her days at school to her current role today. She’ll guide you through what her apprenticeship entailed and you’ll learn about the qualities and benefits of being an apprentice, whilst understanding the distinct levels of taking up an apprenticeship route.

To book your place on these talks, please visit our events page. In addition, we will have a variety of pre-recorded videos available throughout the week by STEM Ambassadors in a range of STEM fields. Visit our STEM InSIGHT section to watch them and you can also watch our career talk videos!