National Apprenticeship Week 2024

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) takes place between 5 to 11 February 2024 celebrating the achievements of apprentices both locally and around the country and highlighting the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

Get up and go

As part of a weeklong series of events North Tyneside’s Employment and Skills service will again be hosting the popular “Get up and Go” apprenticeship fair.

Primarily aimed at young people who are leaving school or college this summer looking to find out more on the apprenticeship programme ‘Get up and Go’ is equally open to anyone who is interested in apprenticeships.

With over 30 exhibitors present covering a variety of occupations and sectors it is an ideal opportunity to meet directly with some of the leading apprenticeship providers in the borough.

“Get up and Go” is an excellent chance for young people, parents, and carers to find out more about apprenticeships details of the event are as follows

Venue: Cobalt Business Park, The Quadrant, 16 The Silverlink North, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE27 0BY.

Date: Saturday 10 February 2024.

Time: 09:30am to 12:30pm.

Please use this page as a resource follow the various links enjoy the experience if you want to find out more about apprenticeships just get in touch with us.

Find out more about apprenticeships

Becoming an apprentice employer


Who are apprenticeships for:

  • Anyone over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship.
  • Apprenticeships give you an opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary, and gain a real qualification while gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
  • All apprenticeships include elements of on-the-job and off-the-job training leading to industry recognised standards or qualifications. Some apprenticeships also require an assessment at the end of the programme to assess the apprentice’s ability and competence in their job role.
  • Apprenticeships are available at various levels covering more than 170 industries and 1500 job roles.

What are the benefits of becoming an apprentice?

  • Get paid and receive holiday leave.
  • Get hands-on experience in a real job.
  • Be on a career path with lots of future potential.
  • After finishing, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer.
  • A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing – of those in work three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibilities in their job.

What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation.
  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity.
  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service.
  • Develop job-specific skills and competencies that meet the needs of your business.

Watch our videos below to find out more from some apprenticeship employers here in North Tyneside.

Chloe Thompson : Accenture

Tracy Butler – LOMAX

Newcastle Building Society

What do Apprentices say?


Charlotte is from Percy Main in North Shields and is employed as an apprentice at Percy Main Primary School. She works with nursery and reception children aged 3-5 years and her day can include everything from teaching maths skills, friendship interventions for social skills and even making paper dragons.

Charlotte said:
“I really enjoy my apprenticeship. I feel fully supported from the school and the council. This apprenticeship has encouraged me to pursue my dream to go to university to become a teacher.”

Charlotte’s employer said:
“Charlotte has been an outstanding student; she picks up everything really quickly and is able to apply what she learns to different situations. She is always enthusiastic and polite and works hard to achieve her goals.”

What do Employers say?


ENGIE North Tyneside have been supported by us to recruit and deliver training to their Business Administration Apprentices. Emily joined ENGIE and started her Business Administration Level 4 apprenticeship training in 2019.

Emily’s Manager said:
“The Employment and Skills team have supported and championed Emily through her apprenticeship, As Emily’s Manager I have witnessed her grow over the last year and the impact the Employment and Skills team have had on her. Emily is more confident and has a real drive and passion for success.”

Emily said:
“Since starting my apprenticeship through Employment and Skills I feel I have massively progressed both academically through my apprenticeship and within my job role. The Employment and Skills team have great recognition for the hard work which you do such as their Annual Apprenticeship Awards!”