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 four ambassadors presented their apprenticeship experiences to students of Parkstone Grammar School, Poole. Matt Collom and Ashlie Kitching from JP Morgan and Joe Key and Ben Lane from Ultra Electronics gave students a different view to think about. This was an important event to highlight alternative career paths for sixth form students demonstrating that it is possible to gain degree level qualifications through an apprenticeship, with the added benefit of real life working experience and getting paid!