Last week, (6-12th February) Richmond upon Thames College, along with colleges around the country, celebrated NAW 2023. (National Apprenticeship Week)
National Apprenticeship Week is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and noticing the positive impact they can make to communities, organisations, individuals and the wider community.
As well as celebrating apprentices, the week also looked at the benefit of apprenticeships and what positive affect they can have on businesses, employers and educational institutions.
The theme of this year’s NAW was ‘Skills for Life’ and on each day throughout the week, students at RuTC were given the opportunity to learn more about varying aspects of apprenticeships, the themes given were ‘Employer Tuesday’ ‘Apprentice Wednesday’ and ‘Celebration Friday.’
On Wednesday morning, (15th) RuTC hosted an employer's breakfast event at the college, inviting the employers of the apprentices into the college to engage with others, learn more about what RuTC can offer and to discuss the many benefits of apprenticeships.
Sheila Fraser-Whyte, Director of Strategic Partnership & Innovation at RuTC enjoyed this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, explaining “National Apprenticeship Week is an amazing opportunity for us to showcase our many brilliant apprentices and the employers that make it possible.
Apprenticeships are great for businesses, individuals and the economy and we often hear from apprentices how pleased they are to have chosen this path."