techUK National Apprenticeship Week 2019

This week is an annual celebration of the positive impact of apprenticeships, and the role they play in ensuring the future workforce is equipped with the skills it needs. 2019’s theme of ‘Blaze a Trail’ encourages the UK to get fired up about apprenticeships - to be vocal about all the benefits they bring - and we at techUK are certainly feeling the heat.   

Despite a range of initiatives from the UK Government and industry alike, the UK is still facing a major digital skills shortage. It is estimated that the digital skills gap costs the country £63 billion a year.

Apprenticeships have the potential to help narrow this gape diversity of talent in the tech sector. For employer’s apprenticeship training can provide skills training to new recruits, and further opportunities to upskill current employees. techUK believes apprenticeships are crucial as the UK grows its domestic talent pipeline.

As part of techUK’s National Apprenticeship Week campaign, we’ll be showcasing the brilliant apprentices within our member organisations and speaking to those who hire them.

This week remains a fantastic way to showcase alternative routes into the tech sector, and throughout, we’ll be posting insights, videos and interviews, where these apprentices tell the inspiring stories of driving their career forward. Click here to read the case studies.

Get involved with the conversation using #NAW2019 and #BlazeATrail on twitter.

  • Nimmi Patel

    Nimmi Patel

    Policy Manager | Skills, Talent and Diversity
    T 020 7331 2014

Share this


Government publishes landmark #EnvironmentBill, read the key take outs for the tech sector, here:
Earlier this year @techUK brought together 100 digital innovators and @NHSX to explore how we can make the UK the b…
Today the #techUKJES programme has launched a new report: Digitally enabled public safety. It highlights some of th…
#techUK and @UKOpenBanking are please to host our Open Banking Summit on 28 November in London. Join senior decis…
Just three weeks to go until #Supercharging the Digital Economy 2019! techUK members can get 1 free ticket, so ma…
Become a Member

Become a techUK Member

By becoming a techUK member we will help you grow through:

Click here to learn more...