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News: An Overview of Appren­tice­ship Open Evening 2022

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This week we cel­e­brat­ed Nation­al Appren­tice­ship Week by hold­ing an Appren­tice­ship Open Evening. Our open evenings allow vis­i­tors to mix with tutors, or in the case of appren­tice­ships, employ­ers who are keen to offer place­ments. Attend­ing these events can be extreme­ly use­ful if you’re explor­ing your pro­gres­sion options.

For me, I always look at the expe­ri­ence peo­ple have had when tak­ing some­body on. By tak­ing on an appren­tice­ship, you’ll get expe­ri­ence at a younger age. So it’s a fab­u­lous way to devel­op yourself. 

Leck­ie Pres­ley – Char­i­ty Finan­cial Planner — Leck­ie Pres­ley Finan­cial Consultancy
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On the night we had a wide range of peo­ple attend – school leavers, col­lege stu­dents and 30+ vis­i­tors con­sid­er­ing a career change. You can start an appren­tice­ship at any age, so long as you meet the entry cri­te­ria. It was a busy night with around 300 peo­ple pass­ing through Basford’s doors. The atmos­phere was one of intrigue and excite­ment, with many view­ing the evening as a chance to plan a large part of their future.

We had a mix of employ­er stands at the open evening, with indus­tries span­ning from engi­neer­ing to child­care. Our appren­tice­ship team and careers team also had stands to pro­vide advice and guid­ance to vis­i­tors. Many employ­ers brought along their cur­rent appren­tices to give atten­dees more insight into what is involved in an apprenticeship.

With an appren­tice­ship, you’re get­ting the prac­ti­cal side and you’re earn­ing a wage. I think it’s got the best of both worlds. they get to face real sce­nar­ios rather than learn­ing just by the­o­ry or what is told you by your lec­tur­er. You get a good under­stand­ing of how every­thing works that way. 

Nic Daniels – Prin­ci­pal Estimator — Will­mott Dixon
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If you’re inter­est­ed in start­ing an appren­tice­ship you can find more infor­ma­tion on our Appren­tice­ship page.

Employ­ers who are keen to take on an appren­tice can find more infor­ma­tion on our Employ­er Appren­tice­ship page.

There’s lots of things you learn by being in a work­ing envi­ron­ment. Even sim­ple things like turn­ing up on time and being there every day. Hav­ing hands-on expe­ri­ence, that you do not get so much of with a stan­dard col­lege course, is beneficial. 

Eliz­a­beth Clyde – Nurs­ery Group Leader — Hollie’s Day Nursery
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  • 14th February 2022 (2:09 PM)
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