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National Apprenticeship Week 2012: Day 5

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wow – what a week it has been with over 800 events taking place across England.

Thanks to all those that have supported our social media activity, it has been another record year with nearly 3,000 mentions on twitter and National Apprenticeship Week was even trending on Monday morning, meaning it was one of the top 10 discussed topics in the UK! There has been a huge amount of national and regional media coverage and over 135,000 people have visited our website since Monday.

It is great to see so many of our partners and stakeholders supporting National Apprenticeship Week and we are truly grateful. We will be posting a full evaluation of the week soon with footage of the different events that took place. So watch this space.

But it is not over yet and today our social media theme is Get with@apprenticeships because… as this is the opportunity for employers and partners to showcase and highlight the success of their Apprenticeship Week activity via Twitter and Facebook and explain why others should get with Apprenticeships. Don’t forget our hash tag #NAW2012!

In the South Coast today, leading foodservice provider Compass Group UK & Ireland will celebrate the skills of its apprentice chefs to close this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, with a chef showcase hosted by Michelin starred chef Jason Atherton.

Managing Directors from school meals provider Chartwells, and fine dining business Restaurant Associates, both part of Compass, will each pair with a Compass apprentice at the event, taking place at the company’s UK headquarters in Chertsey. Jason Atherton will demonstrate a gourmet dish, which Compass teams will recreate, before the winning team is judged.

Thank you for getting with National Apprenticeship Week 2012! Dates for 2013 will be revealed soon - #NAW2013.

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National Apprenticeship Service


The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) has end to end responsibility for Apprenticeships in England. The NAS has been designed to increase the number of Apprenticeship opportunities and provide a dedicated, responsive service for both employers and learners.

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