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National Apprenticeship Week 2023: What's On

Warrington & Vale Royal College is proudly celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2023. Beginning Monday 6th February, there is a whole host of live and virtual events on offer for students to get involved in ranging from webinars, interactive online sessions with nationally recognised employers and a range of guest lectures taking place here in college.

Monday 6th February

The week begins on Monday 6th February with a visit from Liverpool John Moores University, who will be talking to military & emergency services students about policing. Health & Social Care students will also be able to attend a guest lecture held by Catalyst Choices, an organisation supporting adults with additional needs or dementia.

There’s also plenty of online events open to all including Young Professional’s: the UK’S biggest virtual apprenticeships, work experience and careers exhibition, with over 30 of the world’s biggest employers in attendance. Additionally, companies including National Grid, Network Rail and the UK Intelligence Service will all be hosting live online sessions for those interested in apprenticeships.

Our Apprenticeship Team will also be available in The Crescent at lunchtime to talk to students and answer any questions about apprenticeships.

Register for Young Professional's expo Register for a live online session

Tuesday 7th February

Celebrations continue on Tuesday 7th February with more guest lectures, this time from midwife Sue Hughes who will be talking to health & social care students and the University of Central Lancashire who will be delivering a stop and search demonstration to military & emergency services students. Sellafield will also be visiting our engineering students to talk about the degree apprenticeship opportunities within the company.

There’s another array of live online sessions to be attended, with talks from Defence Equipment & Support, PWC, BAE Systems, NDA group and Severn Trent; all of whom provide opportunities for those looking to study an apprenticeship.

Our Apprenticeship Team will be on-hand in The Crescent again to answer any questions and provide more information about apprenticeships. Furthermore, as part of our School Leaver & Adult Open Evening taking place on the same day, the team is also hosting an Apprenticeships Explained event – please do come along if you’d like to find out more.

Register for a live online session Register for our School Leaver & Adult Open Evening

Wednesday 8th February

Wednesday is awash with a range of online sessions for anyone interested in apprenticeships to attend. First up is an online webinar focusing on how to impress employers, which you can register for here. There’s another host of online sessions with employers discussing apprenticeship opportunities within their companies including Galliford Try, GO Construct, QA, Royal Mail and ECI.

Students will also be able to attend Warrington Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair at Warrington Youth Zone, from 5.00pm – 7.30pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to speak with a range of employers and learn about various career opportunities and live apprenticeship vacancies.

Register to attend Warrington Apprenticeship & Jobs Fair Register for a live online session

Thursday 9th February

On Thursday 9th February, there’s another wide range of online sessions to attend with employers such as Pearson, TJX Europe, Zurich, Brakes Sysco and NOCN Group.

There’s also plenty of guest lectures taking place in college. Warrington Sports Partnership will be visiting sport, military & emergency services students as well as a Team GB Coach, Amanda Groarke, who will be sharing her experience in becoming a coach. Warrington based firm RMG (Residential Management Group) will be visiting business students whilst health & social care students will be visited by Megan Williams, who will be talking all about her career as a colonoscopy nurse.

Register for a live online session

Friday 10th February

Another large range of online talks from companies including Minerals Matter and Jaguar Land Rover hosting online sessions to discuss the opportunities available.

Register for a live online session

Don’t miss what promises to be a fantastic week full of opportunities! If you are a current student, make sure to take advantage of the guest lectures throughout the week. If you are in Year 11, or are adult thinking about apprenticeships, be sure to come along to our School Leaver & Adult Open Evening and attend our Apprenticeships Explained event.

For more information about National Apprenticeship Week or apprenticeships in general, please email:

Register for our School Leaver & Adult Open Evening