National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England.
We are responsible for increasing the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and providing a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners. This includes simplifying the process of recruiting an apprentice through Apprenticeship vacancies, an online system where employers can advertise their Apprenticeship job vacancies and potential apprentices can apply.
We also manage WorldSkills UK; a portfolio of skills competitions and activities run in partnership with organisations from industry and education.
Apprenticeships bring considerable value to organisations, employers, individuals and the economy. Businesses across the country are increasingly realising the enormous benefits that Apprenticeships create, not only in terms of developing a highly skilled workforce but also by boosting productivity and staff retention.
Research shows that Apprenticeships are an optimal way of training, developing and skilling people for the future, helping businesses to secure a supply of people with the skills and qualities they need and which are often not available on the external job market.
National Apprenticeship Service Business Plan for April 2012 - March 2013
The National Apprenticeship Service Business Plan for April 2012 - March 2013 aims to ensure that the high ambitions for Apprenticeships by Government, employers and by everyone in the National Apprenticeship Service are delivered successfully. The plan articulates our purpose, vision and values together with our key priorities for the year.
View/download the Business Plan (PDF)
Last Updated: 16/07/2012