Year 13 students discover great opportunities at the National Apprenticeship Show
Degree Apprenticeships are becoming more important and are a genuine alternative to a traditional full-time university route.
Thirty students attended the National Apprenticeship Show to help them to consider their options and decisions post-18. The event took place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate, and welcomed visitors and Exhibitors from across Yorkshire. The Show offered students a chance to engage face-to face with some of the region’s top apprenticeship employers and providers.
Our students had the opportunity to meet with local businesses and service providers from the region to discuss apprenticeships offered and information on how to apply for them. Students spoke with a wide range of apprenticeship providers regarding what was involved, for example:
- BT Openreach
- Carter Jona
- Culina Group
- The Royal Navy
- The Royal Air Force
- The British Army
- National Access and Scaffolding Confederation
- The National Racing College
- Askham Bryan College
- York St John University
- The University of Sheffield AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre)
- White Rose Beauty College
With so many apprenticeships on offer, there really was something to suit every career interest, with varying levels of apprenticeships available. The whole experience definitely provided our students with much to consider and opened everyone’s eyes to the wealth of opportunities out there.
Ms Hamer, Careers Adviser said: “The interactive stand that the British Army had was very engaging for students and they could find out about opportunities to study for leadership and management courses at degree and postgraduate level.”
Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, said: “The event was packed with opportunities and it was great to see more and more universities offering degree apprenticeships. The University of Sheffield AMRC works with Boeing, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive, BAE Systems and Airbus (more information here).