Let’s talk about National Apprenticeship Week 2018

The campaign runs from 5th to 9th March 2018 and this year’s theme is that ‘Apprenticeships Work’ for:

  • individuals
  • employers
  • the community
  • the wider economy

Our apprentices: Law Society Excellence Award featuring our National Apprenticeship Week campaign

Law Society, case study, Apprentices, excellence award

To celebrate our apprentices and the 10th anniversary of National Apprenticeship Week in 2017, Hillyer McKeown created a campaign to show the commitment to being an ‘employer of choice’ for quality talent. The campaign raised awareness internally and externally of the valuable contribution their apprentices continue to make. 

The campaign was the feature of the Law Society Awards, for which we were delighted to be shortlisted. Read the case study about our apprentices.

Also, read our 3 myths about apprenticeships blog published by the Law Society.

Apprentices, finalists, High Sheriff, Enterprise, Awards, 2018Our apprentices nominated for an award!

We were very proud to receive the news that Caitlin and Alex were shortlisted for Best Apprentice of 2018 in the Cheshire’s High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise.


High Sheriff;s Award, EnterpriseWhile our apprentices did not win, each apprentice who was shortlisted received a certificate in recognition of their achievement. Huge congratulations to Jordan Ireland and Charlotte Thompson who shared the award, and thank you to the organisers for an amazing award ceremony night.

Our apprentices – Where are they now?

During our National Apprenticeship Week campaign in 2017 our apprentices described where they hoped their apprenticeship would take them in a year’s time. So, for NAW2018 we asked: has it worked out in the way you hoped?

National Apprenticeship Week, NAW2018Last year, Caitlin wanted to move into the conveyancing department.

To find out whether she has been able to achieve her goal, watch her 1 minute NAW2018 video

The bigger picture: why do an apprenticeship?

  • Earn while you learn
  • Apprentices cover all types of industry
  • Government funding is available to some SMEs to take on board apprentices
  • An alternative career path to university
  • Choose from around 15k apprentices available per week
  • Brings new skills into a business

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Find out more about National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship ServiceInformation for future apprentices

Information for employers

Are you an employer looking to recruit an apprentice for the first time or to expand your support? The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) offers free impartial advice.