Now in its 12th year and co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is a 5-day annual celebration of apprenticeships in England, that brings together the whole apprenticeship community and helps young people consider apprenticeships as an option after school or college.

Throughout the week, a series of nationwide and local events will take place; This year Freedom Works, Worthing will be hosting an Apprenticeship Information event for its members, whilst GB MET will be hosting their annual Apprenticeship Awards afternoon.   West Sussex County Council are supporting a range of Apprenticeship Fairs across the area, with Adur & Worthing Council hosting their event on 20th May at Worthing College. Apprenticeships become an ever-increasing popular choice for young people.

This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2019, or #NAW2019, is ‘Blaze A Trail’, highlighting how viable apprenticeships are as an alternative to going to university. Employers and apprentices from across the country will come together to encourage more young people to choose an apprenticeship, as well as educating new employers and the wider community on the benefits of apprenticeships.