Issued: December 4, 2015
Year 11s attend Apprenticeship Roadshow
Year 11 students at West Hatch High School found out more apprenticeships at an Apprenticeship Roadshow.
They could discover what apprenticeships are, what industries offer apprenticeships and how they could apply.
The Roadshow helped do some myth-busting about apprenticeships and highlighted the fact there are so many opportunities available.
For many students, the idea of an Advanced or Intermediate level Apprenticeship, after Year 11, is becoming an increasing popular choice. There is also the option of Higher Apprenticeships, as an alternative to University.
West Hatch has a record number of Year 13 students looking into these opportunities, rather than University.
The day was organised by the school's careers co-ordinator Geoffrey Towsey.
He said: "The Apprenticeship Roadshow is an excellent opportunity for our students to learn more about the numerous apprenticeships available and helps them to understand what an apprenticeship actually is.
"From speaking to the Year 11s it is also good to hear that this has helped them decide what to do after Year 11."