National Apprenticeship Week 2021 runs from the 8th – 14th February 2021. It is the perfect opportunity to find out more about apprenticeships and to participate in some of the free activities that have been prepared this week.
As you will be aware due to the current situation we will not be able to hold our careers fair in school this year. However, I have attached below a link for you to get free tickets to the National Careers Service Virtual Careers Fair. The virtual fair will take place on both Wednesday and Thursday next week (27th & 28th January).
On the Wednesday there will be a range of speakers and resources to help you think about your next step! These include information on all kinds of different apprenticeships including Engineering, BT Apprenticeships, NHS , Technology Apprenticeships, speakers from British Airways, The Navy and much, much more. CV writing workshops will also be available to help you secure the apprenticeship you are looking for. The second day (Thursday) they’ll be sourcing and posting as many vacancies and other opportunities as possible. All you need to do is join the regional teams on their social media channels as they post some great opportunities local to you. Simply pick the Yorkshire & Humber region and register to get the details of when the events take place in each area and how to get involved.
This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about different job sectors and where your subject choices could take you! Click on the link below to register for FREE!
The Virtual Apprenticeship Careers fair, also on 27th January is another excellent event you can get involved in if you are interested in an apprenticeship. This event will have talks and workshops from AstraZeneca who have been key in developing one of Covid vaccines, M&S, Network Rail and many others. Click the link below for more details and to register..
For those of you considering an apprenticeship check out the links below for some vacancies that are due to start between July and September this year. All have excellent starting salaries and are with highly regarded companies.
More vacancies can be found on the government Find an apprenticeshipsite:
An apprenticeship lets you learn and earn money at the same time. You work for an employer and pick up professional skills on the job in anything from accountancy to zoology, alongside going to college. You can gain nationally recognised qualifications from Level 2 right up to degree level. I have attached some documents you may find useful, one of which details A-Z all of the areas in which apprenticeships are available
Applying for an apprenticeship is the same as applying for a job. You will need to complete an application form and attend an interview. Competition for some roles is tough, so the sooner you start looking and applying the more chance you have of securing your dream job.
Most apprenticeships are advertised on the government website : https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch You will need to register on here so you can apply for any roles you are interested in
TOP TIP: Do not put any keywords in search box, as this may mean you miss out on a vacancy you could have been interested in. For example, a car mechanic may be advertised as Car Mechanic, Vehicle Maintenance , Mechanical Engineer etc… and if your keyword doesn’t show in the title it will not show up the vacancies.
Appris, a large training provider for all areas of engineering apprenticeships are already advertising vacancies and looking for young people to work with companies such as Siemens, Christeyns, BASF, AGFA and many more. To view their vacancies go to www.appris.co.uk and click on become an apprentice.
If you need any help in searching, applying or with interview preparation please either email me on the contact details below or pop to see me in my office in the LRC and I will be happy to help