Apprenticeships – Let’s get ready for exam results

With exam results season drawing nearer, thousands of young people, influenced by their parents, will be making important decisions about their future. It’s vital that they’re aware about the opportunities that an apprenticeship can provide, to help them make an informed decision about their next step.

 

Over the summer the Department for Education will be working on a series of communications activities to raise awareness through apprenticeships – and to present apprenticeships. This will take place through social media and media relations. They are already working with the likes of NHS Blood and Transplant, Walsall Council, JCB, Berthon Boats and Superior Seals, and are looking for more employers to help with this. Could that be you?

 

They are looking for employers that…

 

–        Have live apprenticeship vacancies in August (for students aged 16-18)

–        Have made apprenticeship offers to students who will be getting their exam results this August

–        Employ apprentices who have recently left school or college, and that have achieved something exceptional that may be of interest to media. Some examples of great case studies they’ve worked with on include…

o   A successful fashion apprentice who dropped out of a pharmaceutical degree and is now a major designer at a Paris fashion house – and who has designed clothes for Beyonce

o   An apprentice who became the youngest women in the country to qualify as a train operator

o   An apprentice that has become a homeowner at 23 with responsibility for managing a £1million+ project

o   An apprentice who has discovered a new Augmented Reality algorithm – an ‘industry first’

o   An apprentice who successfully overcame a battle with addiction to start training as a plumber

 

If you fit the bill, please get in touch with Milly Pearson at Munro & Forster Communications milly.pearson@munroforster.com to find out how you can get involved.