December 2018

Year 11 students explore apprenticeship opportunities

On Wednesday 28th November, over 30 Year 11 students attended the 'Apprenticeships Pathways' event at Bishop Burton College.

Organised by the ERYC Education and Skills Partnership, the event aimed to provide students with general information and guidance about apprenticeships and highlight the variety of options that could be open to them in September 2019 and beyond.

After an introductory talk, students were able to move around a ‘market place’ of providers to gather useful information and contacts. A central vacancies board, listing current opportunities, gave students a chance to explore their options before discussing them with the prospective employers and further education providers present.

Withernsea High School’s Careers Leader Victoria Foster commented: ‘The Apprenticeships Pathways event is always a great event for our students.

Many of them are often amazed to find out that they can get the same level of education and employment experience through an apprenticeship as they would through traditional academic courses such as A-Levels.

Events such as these are crucial in raising awareness about the broad range of options available to students.

As ever, our students were a credit to themselves and the school.’

ABOVE and BELOW: Students found out more about the opportunities available to them including expected wages.

ABOVE: The 'market place' enabled students to move freely around various stands to find out more about training opportunities.