Apprentices celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Published: Monday, 5 February 2024

Apprentices at Nottingham City Council are getting together to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2024, which takes place between 5 and 11 February.

The week offers organisations and their apprentices the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country, and to acknowledge the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy.

The theme this year is Skills for Life, and apprentices at the council will be delivering talks and workshops to managers and other colleagues, as well as taking on a workplace-based Taskmaster challenge, a Slam Bingo session to help learn about transferable skills, and more.   

The week also includes a visit from Alex Norris, MP for Nottingham North, who will meet apprentices from the council’s Housing department to find out more about their award-winning apprenticeship programme, find out more about their career journeys to date and their aspirations for the future, and get some insight into what it’s like to be an apprentice. In turn, apprentices will have an opportunity to chat with Alex about his career and experiences as an MP.

Apprentice Jaiquane Pallant, who joined the council in 2023, is part of the team organising the week. He said: “It’s been great fun putting everything together for the week, and I think we’ve all learned a lot. It’s been great to meet up with other apprentices, and I’m looking forward to delivering the events.”

Alex Norris MP says, “Apprentices are a valuable part of the UK workforce – apprenticeships not only allow people to develop skills in their area of interest, but offer a great foundation for a career, as well as a boost to those already following their chosen career path. I’m looking forward to meeting the council’s apprentices and hearing their hopes for the future.”