National; Apprenticeship Week 2019, NAW19, #NAW19Helping Apprentices Blaze A Trail for #NAW19

Hillyer McKeown (HM) is proud to once again celebrate apprentices during the 12th National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW19). The national campaign led by the National Apprenticeship Service runs from 4th to 8th March 2019, and the theme is ‘Blaze A Trail’.

BLAZE is represented as B – Benefit, L – Learn, A – Aspire, Z – Zest and E – Energise.

HM’s group managing partner, Lindsey Kidd says:

“The business is committed to offering apprenticeships and is proud to develop and support our talented team. We’ll continue building on existing skills, through training and progression into key roles across the firm.

Apprentices make a positive contribution to day to day operations, and the diverse nature of our teams and culture. We’ll continue ‘growing our own’ – apprenticeships are demonstrating that a long term career in legal services is accessible for those who decide not to pursue a traditional route.”


Apprentices Fire It Up – why HM is supporting NAW19

Lindsey expands on why NAW19 is a good opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our apprentices:

“We are proud that 100% of our apprentices have been offered positions within the firm after completing their Apprenticeship. Previous apprentices are progressing into more involved roles, with several undertaking advanced Apprenticeship or CILEx training.

I am personally delighted to see that all of our apprentices, both past and present, have received RISE Values nominations from colleagues. This shows their commitment to career and personal development aligned with our Values, contributing to a positive working culture.”


At Hillyer McKeown R-I-S-E represents:

Hillyer McKeown values, RISE, Respect, Innovate, Shine, EngageRespect: Working as One Team

Innovate: Making a Difference

Shine: Doing and Being Our Best

Engage: Communicate Effectively

Nominees receive a certificate for their nomination and are encouraged to collect each of the 4 Values to complete the set.

Explore how colleagues demonstrate HM’s Values.


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HM’s campaign activity

  • Monday 4th  – Launching the campaign and introducing our apprentices
  • Tuesday 5th – Blaze A Trail, recent apprentices share their stories
  • Wednesday 6th – Wall of Fame, why our apprentices chose this route to a career and what they are gaining from doing an apprenticeship.

Specific national hashtag: #askanapprentice

  • Thursday 6th – Blaze A Trail, how successful apprentices are progressing
  • Friday 8th – Twitter Takeover Day! Featuring apprentice Chloe #TwitterTakeover

Celebrating the Class of 2019!

National Apprenticeship Week 2019 is themed ‘Blaze a trail’.

Thanks to Chloe, Alex and Georgia for creating this short video about their aspirations, why they chose an apprenticeship as an alternative to going to university, how they are progressing, and the support and training helping them to develop and grow with the business.

Continuing with the ‘Blaze A Trail’ campaign theme, our apprentices took part in a Wall of Fame story on social media. They described how their apprenticeship is helping them to gain new skills and experience, which they hope will progress into the career of their choosing.

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Extra reading

Download these guides to higher and degree apprenticeships.

Find out about further education and skills.


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