National Apprenticeship Week 2023 – Skills For Life

This year marks the 16th annual National Apprenticeship Week, which took place in England 6th- 12th February 2023. The theme of this year's event was ‘Skills For Life’, reflecting how apprenticeships can help businesses develop a talented workforce, equipped with future-ready skills.

Our National Apprenticeship Week Events and Resources

We had a fantastic National Apprenticeship Week, celebrating everything apprenticeships! If you missed it here’s some free exciting resources and events for you to catch up on!

Free coding workshops

The Teach the Nation to Code workshops are a series of free, one-day interactive workshops specifically designed to help everyone to develop the essential skills needed within the technology world – from programming and cloud technologies to DevOps and data management. The workshops are delivered virtually by our industry experts in a way that is easy to understand, regardless of background and level of experience. What's more, you'll get a Teach the Nation to Code Certificate of Achievement as well as a social media badge after you complete the workshop to show off your newly acquired skills.

Signup for one of our upcoming workshops. 


Discover your future: download our apprenticeship brochure

If you're passionate about technology and eager to start a career in the industry, an apprenticeship might be the perfect opportunity for you. QA Apprenticeships offer you the chance to learn from experienced professionals and gain hands-on experience. Our brochure outlines the benefits of our apprenticeship programmes, as well as future job prospects. So, if you're interested in jumpstarting your tech career, we encourage you to download our brochure and learn more about our programmes today.


Watch our apprenticeships information session

During "National Apprenticeship Week," we hosted an informative session in partnership with Success at Schools about the benefits and advantages of apprenticeships, including how they work and what they entail. Whether you're a parent looking to explore new educational opportunities for your child or an individual seeking to kickstart your own career path, we encourage you to talk to us.

Case Studies

Tune in and hear from three of our apprentices, their career journey so far, and how they’ve found their QA apprenticeships with Worldline! 

Apprentices 10 years on

Hear from our apprentices from over 10 years ago, how they have progressed in their careers and the amazing roles they are now in!

Start your Apprenticeship Journey with QA

 QA is one of the oldest and most trusted tech apprenticeship providers, having trained over 30,000 apprenticeships in the last 10 years. From digital marketing to data and analytics and cyber security and IT, we provide apprenticeships for some of the most in-demand tech specialisms.


Our experience and understanding of the market allows us to innovate and develop our programmes to deliver benefit to both learners and employers, which we’ve done through our DxD (digital by design) approach, and frontloaded apprenticeships, which provided learners with invaluable learning on the job experience. We listen to our clients, and we deliver on what they need, and at QA we have the scale and experience to be able to do this.

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National Apprenticeship Week FAQs

When is National Apprenticeship Week 2023?

National Apprenticeship Week always takes place in February, and in 2023 it will be held from Monday 6th to Saturday 12th 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?

2023 will be the 16th 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.