National Apprenticeship Week 2017

This week, the National Construction Academy have been celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2017, to support and encourage young people and employers to perceive Construction Apprenticeships as a viable career path. The event which happens annually focuses around the UK Governments plans to support young people with fantastic work and training opportunities through the means of Apprenticeships.

During National Apprenticeship Week 2017, the National Construction Academy have been actively engaged with numerous schools, providers and events in around the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire region, while continuing to provide life-changing opportunities within the Construction Sector for the many Trainees and Apprentices who have already made the conscious career decision towards undertaking Apprenticeships through the National Construction Academy

The week was kicked off with a fantastic Apprenticeship Insight Evening, hosted at Pride Park Stadium, the home of Derby County Football Club. Young people were invited to join both the National Construction Academy and 3aaa Apprenticeships to learn what Apprenticeships can offer them in their careers. At this event, attendees took part in our ‘mini bricklaying’ challenges, alongside Derby County players George Thorne and Craig Forsyth.


This was closely followed up by the team of Trainees at the National Construction Academy in Derby constructing a brick wall, with #NAW2017 built into its facade! Building with such intricacy takes time, dedication and skill – all of which, National Construction Academy Apprentices bring plenty of to their workplaces.


Employers are also encouraged, during National Apprenticeship Week, to showcase Apprenticeships as a solution to grow a workforce and to harness talent and ideas from a new generation of keen, future employees and future managers.

Michaela Watters, Apprentice Intake Executive at The National Construction Academy added:

‘It is extremely positive to see that, during National Apprenticeship Week, so many young people, parents, employers and schools truly embrace opportunities that Apprenticeships provide. We have been operating from our Downing Road based academy for just under a year now and are extremely honored to be celebrating our very first National Apprenticeship Week.