Do you have an apprenticeship state of mind?

national apprenticeship week 5-11 February 2024

From February 5th to 11th, we dove into the world of apprenticeships. 

Instead of chasing perfect skills, say yes to those with the drive and passion to build what your business needs. We may not have it all today, but together, we can innovate and grow from within. This plucky spirit isn't just about filling roles; it's about igniting careers and unlocking potential you never knew existed.

Are you ready to reimagine talent? Catch-up on all of the National Apprenticeship Week action, and discover how the apprenticeship state of mind can transform your workforce and shape your future.

Are you an employer looking for tech talent?

Attract new candidates with the tech skills you need or upskill your existing workforce with in-demand expertise. Learn more about recruiting apprenticeship talent with QA. 

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Looking to kickstart a career in tech?

Become an apprentice with QA and earn as you learn, whether you’re a school leaver or an employee looking to upskill or reskill. Learn more about how to apply for an apprenticeship.

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NAW 2024 – Look back on all the action

Events & webinars

The Product Manager and the Three Bears: A Tale of Innovation & Collaboration


If you’re not sure what Product Managers bring to the table, or if you’re looking to establish good Product Management but don’t know where to start, then watch our enchanted guide to Product Management.

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Elevate Your Business: Building Cloud, AI, and Data Muscle for Growth


Let's talk AI, data and cloud! In an era where technology is the catalyst for unprecedented change, the convergence of AI, data, and cloud technologies stands as the cornerstone of digital transformation.

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Building a Data Dream Team: Talking Apprenticeships with Costa Coffee


Let's celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024 with a live interactive session that you don't want to miss, featuring the nation's favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee!

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Uncover the potential of apprenticeships

Apprenticeship blogs

Find the answer to your burning questions about apprenticeships, and discover how they can help unlock skills to help you and your organisation thrive in the digital future.

Real-life apprenticeship stories

Get to know our apprentices

Experience the power of apprenticeships through the stories of our talented apprentices. Watch as they share their insights, challenges, and successes and learn how our programmes have helped them build the skills and knowledge to succeed in their careers.

Why recruit an apprentice

Case studies - delivering tech talent for business

Discover how we've worked with business around the UK to deliver apprenticeship talent that makes a difference.

Top 5 Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice

Looking to add fresh tech talent to your team? Here's why employing an apprentice could be the perfect solution. 

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Step by Step: Apprentice Hiring Guide

In this guide we take you through the process from start to finish, including how QA can support you along the way.

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National Apprenticeship Week FAQs

When is National Apprenticeship Week 2024?

National Apprenticeship Week always takes place in February, and in 2024 it will be held from Monday 5th February to Saturday 10th February. 

What is National Apprenticeship Week?

National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprentices and apprenticeships in the UK. First held in 2007, the aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to showcase the benefits that apprentices and apprenticeships can make to individuals and businesses.

During National Apprenticeship Week, apprentices and educational institutions across the UK share in the success of apprenticeship programmes and raise awareness of how more people can get started on their apprenticeship journey.

National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect opportunity to kick start your career, and with QA, you can access apprenticeships for some of the most in-demand digital and tech skills in the country.

For businesses, National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to celebrate the apprentices in their organisation, as well as find out more about hiring and deploying apprentices in the future.

How many National Apprenticeship Weeks have there been?

2024 will be the 17th iteration of National Apprenticeship Week, with the first event taking place back in 2007. The event was introduced by the UK government as a way of promoting apprenticeships in the UK.

How do I find out more about apprenticeships?

You can find out more about all things apprenticeships at QA here. We also have dedicated resources to the Apprenticeships Levy for employers, and guides to how apprenticeships work.

What happened during National Apprenticeship Week 2023?

Last year was the 16th edition of National Apprenticeship Week, which took place from 6th to 12th February 2023. 

The theme was 'Skills For Life' and was geared towards showing how apprenticeships can help businesses develop a talented workforce with future-ready skills. 

QA ran a number of webinars and events to support candidates on their apprenticeship journey. 

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