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Despite the latest lockdown, it’s still a very busy time for the OAS team and there’s plenty to look forward to over the next few weeks.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021

We’ve got lots of activities planned to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (NAW2021), which kicks off on 8 February. Keep an eye on our social media channels to see how OAS apprentices are helping UK manufacturing to #BuildTheFuture (this year’s NAW theme). Thank you to everyone that has taken part in case studies and interviews to help us to raise awareness of the fantastic opportunities that apprenticeships bring to businesses and learners. If you’d like to be involved in a future feature, please let us know.

An Hour to Skill – Free Skills Toolkit

We’re pleased to share some free training resources with you as part of the government’s ‘Hour To Skill’ campaign that launched this month. The initiative encourages employers to help boost team productivity and motivation by sharing The Skills Toolkit with staff. The kit includes free access to over 70 online courses across subjects such as business and finance, digital design and marketing, and computer science and coding.

20% off all available MTC Training courses

For your employees’ professional development and more technical skills, we’re also offering 20% off all available courses on our website until 1 April 2021. Head over to our training page where you can see everything that’s on offer – your 20% discount is applied automatically at the checkout.

Supporting Women in Nuclear’s poster competition

OAS is supporting Women in Nuclear’s (WiN) latest initiative to encourage more young people to be enthusiastic about STEM subjects. The group is running a competition to design posters which will support WiN’s work in promoting STEM in schools, further learning and early careers environments – full details are available here. Please encourage your apprentices to get involved and help us to spread the word about the fantastic career opportunities in STEM.

Dedicated SME Reset. Restart. programme

The Reset. Restart, programme has been developed by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre to support SMEs across the country through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The dedicated series of ten monthly webinars can be accessed remotely, for practical, jargon-free training and advice. For more information, please visit the British Library website.