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In order to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020, New College Swindon is running a number of campaigns and initiatives.


As a part of their activity for National Apprenticeship Week 2020 (running from 3-7 Feb) New College will be recognising and celebrating how well Apprentices are doing, with the launch of their brand new New College Apprenticeships Awards. Nominations are open to employers and assessors that work with New College Swindon and there are three award categories, including: best overall contribution to an organisation; outstanding achievement in a project/task; assessors' choice learning award.

One winner for each category will be picked by a panel of staff from New College and announced during National Apprenticeship Week. Each winner will receive an Amazon voucher of £100. Full terms and conditions can be found here.


In the lead up to National Apprenticeship Week 2020, New College is running a fantastic campaign for employers - 28 Apprentices in 28 days!

Between Monday 13th January and Monday 10th February, the College aims to get 28 Apprenticeship vacancies identified with employers - and are still on the lookout for employers who can help to make it happen!

Most employers will be aware of the benefits of employing an Apprentice, but here's a reminder of how it can help:

  • The development of a well-trained, well-motivated workforce
  • Increased productivity through better trained staff
  • Improved company performance with measurable impact
  • Demonstrates your commitment to staff development
  • Helps you use your Apprenticeship levy or helps you access government funding

The total at the end of National Apprenticeship Week (3rd-7th February) will be announced.


There will be themed coverage across New College Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts throughout National Apprenticeship week. Coverage will include case studies, a myth-buster giveaway on Instagram, where there will be the chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher, as well as a Q&A session on Instagram with Apprenticeships Manager, Sharon Jones. There will be a display in the New College foyer, during Apprenticeship Week, with Apprentice case studies, facts, myths, advice and benefits. The team from New College will also be at Swindon Job Fest at the STEAM Museum on 4th Feb, to answer any Apprenticeship related questions.


As a training provider, the programmes at New College have been developed to provide a structured progression route for developing talent within an organisation. The College offers dedicated account management, a thorough training needs analysis, help with advertising vacancies, complete support throughout the apprenticeship programme. The team also assist employers in the completion of any paperwork and funding applications and also pre-screen and shortlist candidates based on specifications provided by employers.

There are a range of apprenticeship subjects and Levels on offer at New College, from Accounting, Business Administration and Network Engineer, to Laboratory Technician, Digital Marketing and Childcare. Apprenticeship programmes are designed to complement different career pathways, providing training and qualifications from GCSE level, right up to degree level.

Chris Baish, Vice Principal -  Business Development and Employer Engagement said:

“National Apprenticeship Week is a great way for the College, its employer partners and the apprentices themselves to promote and celebrate the impact that Apprenticeships can have, and to bust a few myths along the way about who can study them. What we offer at New College really challenges the idea that apprenticeships are only for getting young people into traditional trades. We offer a range of apprenticeships from Laboratory Science and Software Development, to Accounting and Early Years, so the scope goes well beyond what most people think. With our 28 Apprenticeships in 28 days campaign it will be fantastic to see people at all stages of their career being offered new opportunities to develop and progress.”

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