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Cambridge Regional College Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2024

It’s National Apprenticeship Week (February 5th-11th)! We are celebrating the apprenticeship scheme with current apprentices, future apprentices and the employers that work with us to provide apprenticeship opportunities. 

Apprenticeships provide a route into a fulfilling career and help people to develop the skills employers need. The National Apprenticeship Week 2024 (NAW24) theme is ‘Skills for Life’; highlighting that apprenticeships are for all ages and different career stages, whether you’re entering into a profession or an experienced professional looking to progress and upskill – they can be the training solution for you and your business. 

CRC is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the region and is recognised by Ofsted as being Strong for Skills for its work with the region’s employers in meeting skills training requirements.


Celebrate Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week is a great time to shout about the achievements of apprentices and the positive contribution they make to communities, businesses and the wider economy.

When it comes to apprenticeships at CRC, there is lots to shout about! During the week we will be sharing positive stories from current and former CRC apprentices, highlighting the full scope of career potential for prospective apprentices.

There are plenty of activities planned to celebrate apprenticeship success and to support our current students.

On Tuesday 6th February, we are hosting the CRC Apprenticeship Awards 2024. On the night 20 awards will be presented to winning Apprentices and Apprentice Employers across different sectors with the Overall Apprentice and Overall Employer winners being unveiled.

During the week current CRC apprentices will benefit from taking part in competitions and CRC students can attend apprentice employer talks delivered by local businesses.

Apprenticeship advice for CRC students

To further support those considering an apprenticeship as their next step there are NAW24 events at both campuses:

  • On the Cambridge Campus students can go to the Apprenticeship Café from 11:00 to 13:00 each day where they can learn about apprenticeships, how to network and showcase their skills to impress employers, and get information, advice and guidance.
  • CRC Huntingdon students can get their questions answered at the Apprenticeship Pop-up throughout the week.
  • During term time the Apprenticeship Advice team is on hand to provide advice on a range of matters relating to apprenticeships including how to find an apprenticeship, CV writing tips and advice on attending interviews.

Apprenticeships are for everyone

CRC runs apprenticeship courses across a wide range of sectors and professions:

  • Automotive Transport and Logistics
  • Business Disciplines (Business Admin, HR, Management, Digital Marketing, Customer Service, Finance)
  • Early Years
  • Culinary Arts, Catering & Hospitality
  • Construction & Trades
  • Engineering
  • Hair, Beauty & Barbering
  • IT & Computing

People considering an apprenticeship as their next step can visit our Apprenticeships, Jobs and Careers Fairs in Cambridge and Huntingdon in March. Entry is free, to find out more and register go to Apprenticeships Jobs and Careers Fairs – Cambridge Regional College (

Businesses looking to hire an apprentice can

  • Talk to our Business Advisors about how to take on an apprentice or use as part of your staff development programme, enquire here
  • Exhibit at the Apprenticeships, Jobs & Careers Fairs; run in partnership with the Greater Cambridge Partnership and Form the Future:
    • Cambridge, 5th March
    • Huntingdon, 7th March
    • You can also exhibit at the Primary Careers Fair, in the morning of the 5th March, to raise awareness of your career routes.  
  • Explore available apprenticeships here
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