Long Road Sixth Form College welcomed 23 organisations from a broad range of disciplines to the annual Careers Apprenticeship event, all championing the potential for progression from Long Road via Apprenticeships.
There were companies in the STEM sector such as Medimune and the LGC Group, whilst Thales and Arcus Global ensured that we introduced students to opportunities in the IT sector. Engineering, another local hot spot, was covered by Carters Construction, with able support from the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Bidwells (Estate Agency), Lloyds Bank and First Intuition (Accountancy training) presented opportunities whichmight appeal to those with their minds set upon a career in Business.
The Army and Navy alerted students to a broad range of opportunities as far reaching as health care and administration (not just combat!), whilst the presence of the College of West Anglia, the College of Animal Welfare and CRC all helped us to fulfil our requirement to ensure that students are aware of a broad range of progression routes.
Finally, Ridgeons, Envigo, PA Consulting and the Local Authority’s Enablement Service promoted awareness of more opportunities in the local region.
Feedback from students and exhibitors alike was very positive, whilst teachers who brought their classes to the event were very pleased that it had helped students to link their course with potential future destinations (some even sorted out work experience on the spot!).
To see photos of the event, go to: Careers Apprenticeship event Long Road Facebook