Alumna shares experiences of degree apprenticeship at Morrisons Plc during National Careers Week 2020
National Careers Week is an opportunity to celebrate quality careers education and guidance each year. At Richmond School and Sixth Form College, we believe that quality, meaningful interactions will help students to understand the links between courses, skills and the career pathways they open up.
This year, Richmond School partnered with Morrisons Plc to explore employability skills and apprenticeships. Morrisons is a leading employer with a commitment to degree apprenticeships, working closely with Sheffield Hallam University.
Jasmine Hazell, alumna, came in to talk to students from Years 8, 9 and 12 about her degree apprenticeships. Three years ago, Jasmine was a student at Richmond Sixth Form College, and she is the first student ever to gain a degree apprenticeship. Jasmine explained about the opportunities available and what it is like managing large teams in a retail environment. Jasmine’s colleague, Amani Khan, explained about the graduate programme available.
Jasmine told the students: “I get the best of both worlds, paid employment and a fully sponsored degree. The demands of the degree apprenticeship are challenging, but I am so pleased I chose this career pathway.”
Jasmine attends block placements in Sheffield for a week at a time and had just returned from a weekend in Madrid with her university group.
Ms Mannion, Manager Careers and Employability said: “Careers paths are changing and evolving all the time. It is important that our students can make informed choices. We are very grateful to Amani and Jasmine for giving up their time to talk to our students.”