National Apprenticeship Week 2023

To shine a light on the incredible opportunities that apprenticeships have to offer, we asked one of our past apprentices what skills they gained over the course of their training.
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National Apprenticeship Week

One Education is proud to support National Apprenticeship Week 2023, celebrating the wonderful achievements of our apprentices and the impact they have on schools, trusts and the wider community.

This year, the theme for NAW2023 is Skills for Life, reflecting the value of hands-on training and real-life industry experience. With the chance to put what you learn immediately into practice, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain the skills you need to succeed in the workplace and beyond.

To shine a light on the incredible opportunities that apprenticeships have to offer, we asked one of our past apprentices what skills they gained over the course of their training.

“I gained a number of different skills during my apprenticeship with One Education. During the early stages of my apprenticeship, I was based on the IT help desk which aided the development of my communication skills. It was important to be able to communicate effectively with customers whether it was verbally over the phone or in written form over emails.

Another skill I developed was the ability to be part of a team. Part of my role during my apprenticeship was to support other departments within the business with any IT-related issues. Playing my part in helping to resolve these issues allowed others to do their job effectively.

Further down the line, I started to attend schools in person. As a result of dealing with customers face to face, I strengthened my people skills and became more confident in overcoming technical issues in person.

Thomas Oldham

Thomas Oldham, IT Support Technician

Future proof

Whilst providing apprentices with the skills they need for life, apprenticeships are also a great way for employers to future-proof their workforce and grow their business. According to the National Apprenticeship Service, three-quarters of employers agree that apprenticeships helped them to boost productivity and staff morale. Over two-thirds say that employing apprentices also improved their brand image and staff retention.

With this in mind, the government hopes to put technical and vocational education on an equal footing with traditional academic routes, enabling young people to ‘compete for the jobs of tomorrow and deliver a skills revolution.’

With the launch of T-Levels, Higher Technical Qualifications, Skills Bootcamps, and new careers guidance for schools, thousands more students are able to embrace the opportunities that apprenticeships provide.

At One Education, we are committed to putting children first and helping them achieve their full potential. After seeing the success of our own apprentices, we are delighted that more young people are considering technical and vocational routes as a way to broaden their expertise and achieve their career goals.


Do you share our passion for transforming the lives of children and young people? Keep an eye on our vacancies page to be the first to know about any upcoming apprenticeship opportunities.

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