National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week – 5-11 February 2024

Let’s celebrate National Apprenticeship Week the Smart way! From February 5th to 11th, we’ll be sharing some really helpful resources, daily podcasts and masterclasses that you can take advantage of. You can learn more about these resources below:

The apprenticeship route remains a valid option of choice for both new learners and employers!

Provisional in-year data reports that apprenticeship starts in England were up +7% in the first quarter of 2023/24 compared to the same period in 2022/23! Apprenticeship achievements also saw a significant increase with 37,400 recorded this year in quarter one, up +22% when compared to the previous year!

We can help you utilise government funding to upskill your existing staff – why not enhance their continuing professional development using the funding that has been ringfenced for you to do so? Enrol them on to one of our nationally recognised, Ofsted “good” stamped apprenticeship standards this month and reap the benefits for your business!


Join Maureen Catcheside for our series of Microsoft Teams seminars:

  • February 5th: Team Leading/Management – 12-1pm
  • February 5th: Supply Chain – 3-4pm
  • February 6th: Coaching Professional – 12-1pm
  • February 6th: Business Administration – 3-4pm
  • February 9th: Lean Manufacturing – 11am-12pm FULLY BOOKED
  • Extra date added! Friday 16 February at 11am-12pm

To find out more about a specific session, or to book a slot contact Maureen on maureen.catcheside@smarttar.co.uk


Join Sian Fallow for our series of Microsoft Teams seminars:

  • February 5th:
    • Managers Masterclass – 10am
    • Smart Futures Information Session – 12pm
    • Payroll Apprenticeship Information Workshop – 2pm
    • Customer Service & Business Admin Information Session – 3.30pm
  • February 6th
    • Apprenticeship Information Workshop – 1oam
    • Management Apprenticeship Information Session 12pm
    • Improvement Technician/Practitioner Apprenticeship Session – 1.30pm
    • Learning & Development Apprenticeship Session – 3pm
  • February 7th
    • Payroll Apprenticeship Information Workshop – 10am
    • Care Apprenticeship Information Session – 11:30am
    • Smart Futures Information Session – 1pm
    • Managers Masterclass – 3pm
  • February 8th
    • Management Apprenticeship Information Session – 1oam
    • HR Apprenticeship Information Workshop – 12pm
    • Smart Futures Information Session – 2pm
    • Care Apprenticeship Information Session – 3:30pm

To find out more about a specific session, or to book a slot contact Sian on sian.fallows@smarttar.co.uk



This week on Spotify, you can listen to our daily podcasts with Debbie Adams, celebrating Apprenticeships and learning more about becoming an apprentice from real apprentices.

Listen to our daily Podcast



Platform Housing

Being an Apprentice… in conversation with Guest Star Apprentice: Clare from Platform Housing



Mark Guliver speaks to Luke Stant and Rachael Donlon from Sedulo.


MIH Property Management

Mark Guliver speaks to Oliva Leto, a Team Assistant Apprentice and Candice Fisher, Director of Operations & HR from MIH Property Management.

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