Today two Ambassadors, Susanna Perkins and Ashleigh Baker from Superior Seals attended the women in engineering conference at Bournemouth and Poole College. The afternoon was very successful in highlighting the importance of engineering in today’s society and the need to encourage young women into technical based careers. The attendees comprised of local female teachers, STEM ambassadors and business representatives; all who attended were extremely enthusiastic and keen to support future women in engineering. Whilst at the conference Susanna and Ashleigh discussed their apprenticeship scheme and what benefits and opportunities it’s offered them.
Today, Ambassador Ben Wigley from Superior Seals presented at the “Supporting Manufacturing” event at Bournemouth University. The event was well attended with senior figures from local industry, NAS (National Apprenticeship Service) and the LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership). Ben spoke about his particular Apprenticeship journey to date and how he has benefited from it; his presentation was very well received amid favourable comments from all in attendance.
Today “Apprentices Mean Business” was presented to local employers demonstrating the importance of “growing your own talent”. It was a clear message, if we don’t start transferring knowledge and experience into the next generation we will face a major skills gap in the UK. The apprenticeship model allows young people to be developed, businesses need to nurture this talent and provide opportunities for them to grow and remain loyal. An apprentice with the right development can be transformed into a future business leader. Apprentices Mean Better Businesses
“Apprentices Mean Business” was launched today (National Apprenticeship Week) at the STEM Centre (Bournemouth & Poole College). The Apprentice Ambassador Network “Apprentices Mean Business” was introduced to the “Employers Forum” where local employers and schools attend. Each Apprentice Ambassador spoke briefly about their experiences and demonstrated their enthusiasm and passion for spreading the message about apprenticeships. Our aim was clear: “Increase awareness of apprenticeships and create more career opportunities in Dorset”