On 7 February 40 of our students from Year 11 and Year 13 attended the annual East Riding Apprenticeship Pathways Event. The main purpose of the event is for students to find out more about apprenticeships – where to look for vacancies and how to apply for them. The event also provides an opportunity for our young people to discuss the opportunities available with a range of training providers and their partner employers. It is a collaboration between the East Riding Education and Skills Partnership members including the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the Humber LEP, Bishop Burton College, local careers advisors and secondary schools in the East Riding.
When they arrived, students attended a session with the National Apprenticeship Service where they gained information about how apprenticeships work, what areas of employment they can go into via the apprenticeship route and where they can find vacancies. They had a chance to talk to current apprentices and discover what it’s really like working as a young apprentice.
They then had time to visit the main hall where local training providers and employers were set up. Students had time to go around and gather information on current opportunities and subscribe to mailing lists so that they could receive regular updates. Overall, our students had an enjoyable morning and learnt a lot about apprenticeships which will hopefully guide them towards their chosen career path.
If as a parent/carer or if you are a student and you would like to know more about apprenticeships, you can visit the site. To search training courses on offer in our area, visit here.
Mrs Dimmack regularly sends out emails detailing local apprenticeship vacancies to those who have registered. If you would like to be added to this mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org