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?”

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                            

Middle School Awareness – Robot Wars!!

Today Superior Seals invited fourteen students from West Moors Middle School into the company to meet their apprenticeship ambassadors.  The event proved to be a highly successful event with the students spending some time learning about polymer science before embarking on a CNC machining and robotics project.  The objective of the robotics was that the students would see a trophy being manufactured on the CNC lathes and milling machines before competing for the trophy in a robotics challenge.  The challenge involved the students programming their robot to complete a series of challenges in… Read More

National Apprenticeship Week 2014 #NAW2014

Today employers, colleges and training providers from around Dorset came together at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) for “The Skills Show Experience”. With over one thousand students coming through the doors it was a great opportunity to try a range of activities including robotics, construction, cooking and web design! We had great local support from Apprentices Mean Business, with Bournemouth and Poole College, JP Morgan, Sunseeker, Superior Seals and Ultra Electronics all attending. A great day promoting apprenticeships. #NAW2014

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.  

Post 16 Conference For Head Teachers

Today ambassadors from Sunseeker, Superior and Cobham presented to Head Teachers from various Dorset Schools at Kingston Maurward College.  The event was highly productive and was based around the importance of teaching STEM subjects in schools.

Careers Evening

Today the network represented at a careers evening at Bournemouth Collegiate School, the event was well attended and pupils found it very useful.  

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.”

First Careers Convention!

Today four first year apprentices from Superior Seals were thrown in the deep end at a busy careers convention at Glenmoor School.  Having only just started their apprenticeship they were able to explain to parents and students why they chose an apprenticeship and how it’s been so far.  It was a great turn out with lots of interest in apprenticeships!  Go Apprentices Mean Business!!

Post 16 Education at Avonbourne College

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.”