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Apprenticeship Event raises student awareness of opportunities

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The college held its first dedicated Apprenticeship Event for our students on 18th January. Exhibitors included Ion Sciences, LGC Group, 3aaa, the Medical Research Council (MRC), LGC Group, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Trust, Papworth Hospital, the Armed Forces (Army and Navy), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Domino Printing Sciences, Bango (app store carrier billing platform), RG Carter Builders, British Sugar, West Suffolk College, West Anglia Training Association, CRC (Cambridge Regional College), 3aaa, Frontier, First Intuition (Accounting), PA Consulting, Grant Thornton and EY (Ernst and Young).

Andy Goodwin, Head of Progression and Careers, says:

“Many students wonder whether Apprenticeships are the appropriate progression route for the future, and there are times when they decide against this option due to a lack of information. The government is trying to improve access to up-to-date information so that students can make informed decisions regarding the value of apprenticeships to their career plans.  For example, Degree Apprenticeships present another method for students to gain high level qualifications whilst benefiting from real employment.

“Our Apprenticeship Event was an ideal opportunity for students to find out about potential progression routes.  As well as specific companies attending (a lot of whom were from STEM companies – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), we had training providers such as CRC and the College of West Anglia, as well as the Armed Forces. These all provide a broad range of training across many sectors. Furthermore, whatever the industry sector of a particular company or organisation, it may have general apprenticeship positions available e.g. Sales, Marketing, HR, ICT and Finance.

“I would like to thank all the companies and organisations which took part. Feedback from both our students and the exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to seeing positive outcomes for our students.”

To see more photographs of the event, go to: Apprenticeship Event on the college Facebook page.