Promoting Apprenticeships at Poole Grammar School

James Rowe at Poole Grammar School

James Rowe an Apprentice from Superior Seals presented his ‘life as an apprentice’ at Poole Grammar School’s careers evening on the 9th September. 

Careers Fair

Today Superior Seals supported a careers convention at Queen Elizabeth School.  Students and parents were able to get a real insight into what engineering is all about, the feedback from those that attended was amazing!

Careers Convention

Today Superior Seals supported a careers convention at the Glenmoor and Winton Academies.  The event was very well attended by students and parents with lots of interest being shown in apprenticeships, particularly in the engineering sector.  Extremely positive feedback with many prospective apprenticeship candidates!  Bring on next years intake!!  

Q and A at Avonbourne College!

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.              

Chemistry at Work

Today Susanna Perkins apprentice ambassador from Superior Seals presented “Chemistry at Work” at Bournemouth and Poole College.  She presented to groups of year eight students from various schools around the area.  The session presented by Susanna was about polymer science but there was a wide variety of sessions from making ice-cream to bath bombs.  The feedback from students and teachers has been really positive, the event was a big success!!

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 Second Big Bang!

Today Superior Seals attended the second Big Bang event hosted by Bournemouth and Poole College (STEM Centre).  The event encouraged employers to promote science, technology, engineering and maths to school children in short ‘hands on’ sessions.  Superior Seals took Lego Mindstorm Robots, this allowed the children to learn basic programming and expand their thinking; all the children successfully completed a “mini” course and won a trophy!  The event was very popular and hopefully inspired some young engineers of the future.      

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

Ferndown Apprenticeship Campaign

Today Superior apprentice Adam Cook represented the network at Ferndown Upper School.  Adam presented his experience of a manufacturing apprenticeship to students and parents attending the event. The event also saw the launch of the new Ferndown Apprenticeship Club.