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?”
Today Superior Seals supported at a careers convention at Bournemouth School; the event and programme encompassed various careers topics and general employability advice. Ashleigh Baker presented to students on what it’s like “Being a Superior Apprentice”. Feedback from students and parents was extremely positive.
Today two ambassadors took apprenticeship questions from year eleven students at Avonbourne College. Ellie Fermor from Bournemouth and Poole College and Matt Collom from JP Morgan helped uncover all the myths by joining a school lesson all about “Post 16 Options”. Having direct access to real apprentices with real experiences, the students could really understand what an apprenticeship is all about.
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.
Today two Ambassadors, Joe Mannings from Sunseeker, and Susanna Perkins from Superior Seals attended an event on post-16 education at Avonbourne College. The aim was to give Year 11 students information on the different career routes available. Katie Quinn, Careers Advisor at Avonbourne College said: “The students found the session extremely helpful to hear first-hand from young role models about their jobs/study, career paths and why they chosen this option.”