CXK Launches ‘The Big Apprenticeship Conversation – 10,000 voices’

02nd February 2021

CXK has launched ‘The Big Apprenticeship Conversation – 10,000 voices’ to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week. The Big Apprenticeship conversation will showcase a range of apprenticeship-themed events that will take place across the week, connecting students, teachers, parents and jobseekers with apprenticeship information and opportunities. With over 200 events and sessions captured CXK are looking to support high quality advice and guidance for local apprenticeships and opportunities.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 will take place from 8 to 14 February 2021. The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work of employers and apprentices across the country. The week will also recognise how employers of all sizes have stepped up to the challenge during this unprecedented time.

The Big Apprenticeship Conversation – 10,000 voices will involve the promotion of a multitude of events, accessible via an online calendar, that are taking place across the week.

The calendar of events includes:

  • Sector specific talks from apprentices – listen to the experiences of apprentices across the south and ask those burning questions.
  • Higher and Degree Apprenticeship routes – sessions delivered by ASK staff to students, teacher, parents, and carer.
  • Teacher and staff CPD events.
  • Tea and Talk, Careers and Coffee with apprentices and employers.
  • Parents Q&A sessions on Apprenticeships.
  • Links through to a local radio panel – Wycombe Radio.
  • Employers showcasing apprentice opportunities.
  • Opportunities to join the YAAN/AAN network activities.
  • Live ASK activities – over 200 planned with schools.
  • Wellbeing and healthy mind sessions.
  • Access to National Careers Service (NCS) Advisers.
  • Live and recorded vlogs on careers and particularly apprenticeships.
  • Case study talks on apprenticeship experiences.
  • Apprenticeship graduation events – past and present.
  • Apprenticeship Awards celebrations and live event.
  • Accessing apprenticeship opportunities through local JCP (Job Centre Plus).

Hazel Allan, Contract Manager for ASK South, commented: “We are really excited to be showcasing some of the amazing work carried out by apprentices who have an important role to play to #BuildtheFuture. The vision of the ask programme is to ensure all students, parents and teachers are better informed about the range of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities available to them. Schools, colleges and organisations supporting young people can request apprenticeships activities from the ASK programme here: “

For further information and details of the events on offer, visit:


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