Resilience, adaptability and leadership - recognising and celebrating apprentices

The last 12 months have been like no other we've experienced in our lifetime, but throughout the vastly changing world there have been thousands of apprentices throughout our nation that have continued to learn and progress under some extraordinary circumstances.

National Apprenticeship Week has looked a little different this year and in some ways the celebration of the achievements of apprentices has taken on even more significance, in the midst of the pandemic.

This week we have seen a fantastic celebration of apprentices via our online event "Build the Future with City & Guilds" with many employers taking the time to recognise their apprentices with a digital credential.

Our #apprenticeshout out campaign has seen over 700 digital credentials awarded so far, and the comments alongside the nominations have been really inspiring.

We are proud to publish them here for the apprentices to see.

View the nominees

As the entire market has seen and experienced, covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation and forced everyone to think differently. This year is the first year that the City & Guilds Group have hosted a virtual event platform and it has been a great success. So far this week we have had some fantastic interviews with Kirstie Donnelly and Anne Milton, a panel discussion with apprentices and the Minister for Skills, Gillian Keegan, has joined us. We have been able to share a wide variety of content, support and guidance to the apprenticeship community through the portal - and celebrate our success stories.

The theme of "Build the Future - Train, Retain and Achieve" has really struck a chord, as the market looks to how apprenticeships can be a key pillar to support the post-covid-19 economic recovery. 

We hope you have enjoyed NAW21 as much as we have. For more information into how we support apprenticeships visit the apprenticeships section of our website.