In its 10th anniversary year, NAW (6th -10th March) will offer everyone involved in the apprenticeship community the perfect chance to celebrate stories of career progression over the last decade.

Across the UK, apprenticeships are available in more than 1500 job roles and cover more than 170 industries. For many of our technicians, apprenticeships schemes have played an integral part in career progression.

Josh secured an apprenticeship with Microsoft and now runs his own successful start-up company, wegym.co.uk. Josh’s apprenticeship provided him with great prospects, sending him to the House of Commons and even across the world as a Microsoft Apprenticeship Ambassador: “I had speaking engagements in New York, Seattle and Brussels!”

If we are to secure future technicians to deliver benefits for society and the economy, more people need to consider an apprenticeship as a successful career pathway. From 6th – 10th March, hundreds of events across the country aim to do just that including pop-up shops, careers fairs and recruitment events.

Sue Husband, director of the National Apprenticeship Service, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the many benefits of apprenticeships.

“Year-on-year I am overwhelmed by how many organisations get behind the week and show their support with the huge amount of events and activities that take place across the country. I have no doubt that this, our 10th Anniversary, will be our biggest and best week yet.”

At any one time, up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online. To find out more about these roles and for more information about National Apprenticeship Week 2017, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2017.