Higher Apprenticeship Evening
Following its launch in 2017, our sixth form students have the opportunity to attend the Information Evening regarding Higher and Degree Level Apprenticeships based at a Trust Partner School, Sir John Lawes. This acts as a real alternative pathway to University, and has now become an annual event which takes place in March.
Higher Apprenticeships especially Degree Apprenticeships offer our students the opportunity of employment whilst gaining a degree all without incurring students fees or taking a loan. These Apprenticeship Schemes are available across a wide range of business sectors from Banking & Finance through to Digital Industries, Chartered Surveying and Aerospace and Nuclear Power. Already a steady stream of our Students are taking part in these schemes through Barclays Bank and KPMG. Tom Culley, our former Head Boy, has just started his Higher Level Apprenticeship with Google.
This event happens ahead of the Yr 12 Careers Fair, to provide more information about the quality and scope of these Higher Apprenticeships, as well as the chance to speak directly to just a sample of the employers who deliver these programmes. Then on Careers Day, our students will be able to approach the 80+ organisations that will be represented with more knowledge regarding the range of choices they may wish to make enquiries of.
The evening includes a formal presentation by Anna Morrison, an eminent expert in the field of Apprenticeships who works with both employers and training providers, followed by time to approach the employers to ask more specific questions. In 2018 the following employers were represented:
|Chamber of Commerce|
|John Laing Training|
In addition to this, we work closely with Youth Connexions and MindShare both of whom provide excellent information, guidance and advice on apprenticeship programmes. These links enable our Sixth Form students to access exceptional apprenticeships work placements.