Superior at Poole High School

James Rowe and Susanna Perkins of Superior Seals have been presenting at Poole High School. This event was targeted at year 8 students who have to make their GCSE subject choices very soon therefore an important time for them. Susanna and James spoke about their experiences as apprentices at Superior Seals, highlights included the opportunities and responsibilities they have gained. The pair also reinforced that there are many apprentice disciplines now available in multiple fields and at differing levels giving school leavers a huge amount of choice. A brilliant morning engaging with… Read More

Apprentices Mean… Teaching?

Apprentices Jamie Arnold (Superior Seals) and Jacques Reynaud (JP Morgan) went into Avonbourne College to present their route to an apprenticeship. Alongside Bournemouth University representatives, our apprentices explained why they chose their respective apprenticeships, what it was like to apply, and their day-to-day activities to year 10 and 11 students as part of a PSHE lesson. Lots of intresting questions were raised including “Where do I apply?”

Making Education Work

Today local sixth form heads came together at The Arts University Bournemouth for a “Post-16 Conference” Making Education Work to gain awareness of all the different options. Ben Clarke who heads up “Apprentices Mean Business” took us on his journey from leaving school at sixteen to getting an apprenticeship, developing as a person and securing a senior management position. Ben’s presentation gave all the sixth form heads an insight into the true meaning of an apprenticeship and how big the opportunities are for young people.

The Purbeck School – Apprenticeship and Employer Event

Today three Ambassadors visited Purbeck School for their careers open day, it was an intimate event which allowed everyone to get an up-close experience of what it’s like to be an apprentice.  For the ambassadors it was an enjoyable afternoon to share their experiences and knowledge, for me it great interacting with the people who attended. Joe Manning, Sunseeker                            

Apprenticeship Challenge!

Today four Ambassadors presented their apprenticeship experiences to parents and students of Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne; with over three hundred and fifty people attending it was a huge turn out! Charlotte Coleman from Bournemouth and Poole College, Grace Morrison from Scissors, Joe Key from Ultra Electronics and Alex Riley from Superior Seals all took to the stage and explained what it’s like to be an apprentice.  The Head Teacher Mr McLeman commented how encouraging and inspiring it was to hear the young people speak and to such a big audience.  The event… Read More

Careers Convention

Today ambassadors attended a careers convention at Corfe Hills School; it was an extremely well attended event.  Superior demonstrated their robotics programme which was very popular amongst the attendees.  

Alternative Options to University

Today, Ambassador Susanna Perkins from Superior Seals presented to A-Level students at Corfe Hills School; speaking about her apprenticeship experience as an alternative to university. Tom Holdich from the National Apprenticeship Service said: “Your input to the session was fantastic and really contextualised Apprenticeships and how they work to the students.”

The First Big Bang!

Today three Ambassadors attended the Big Bang event hosted by Bournemouth and Poole College (STEM Centre).  Susanna Perkins from Superior, Ben Judge from Sunseeker and Joe Manning also from Sunseeker presented information on Polymer Science at work and a detailed account of their apprenticeship programme. The event was aimed at Year 8 students who have an interest in STEM subjects.  The College thanked the young Ambassadors for their participation in what was a very successful event.

Training with National Apprenticeship Service

Today we welcomed National Apprentice Service (NAS) to Superior Seals to train our Apprentice Ambassadors. This training will help our young Apprentice Ambassadors when they attend events speaking to students, parents, teachers and employers. Very soon our Apprentices Ambassadors will be attending various events shouting the message “get with apprenticeships”!