National Apprenticeship Week
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time? This is a question that students have been thinking about this week as part of a series of Careers events.
Students from the College have been taking part in a variety of activities (between Friday, 2 February and Friday, 9 Februray 2024), hosted to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
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Highlights included members of Year 10 and Sixth Form participating in the Babcock Apprenticeship Roadshow, where speakers (including a former Ivybridge Community College student) explained their experiences of working with Babcock and their apprenticeship pathways.
Babcock are a key UK employer who currently support over 56,000 jobs in the UK.
Work Experience Opportunity
From the Organisation: "We are offering a fantastic opportunity for 36 year 10 students to join us for a week’s work experience from Monday, 8 - Friday, 12 July 2024 based at Devonport Royal Dockyard.
"Over the course of the week, you will be working in teams to design a humanitarian vessel, experience tours of Devonport Royal Dockyard, attend presentations and talks given by members of staff and partner organisations, as well as taking part in many more fun activities.
"This unique five day programme will give participants first-hand experience of the workplace."
Please note: Closing date for applications is Sunday, 3 March 2024
For further information on this and other Work Experience opportunities, please click here.
In addition, Year 7 as well as some Year 9 and 10 students spent some time in the company of the NHS Careers HUB, who outlined the variety of career pathways available.
Currently, there are 350 job roles within the NHS.
For those who were looking for Opportunities on the Water, we were also joined by a Petty Officer from the Royal Navy who spoke with a class of Year 8 and 9 students about activities in the Navy, including wider roles such as providing humanitarian assistance and those that may not be immediately associated with the organisation such as Aviation.
Also, the Year 10 group had an opportunity to engage with a live link (focussing on Apprenticeships) from Future Smart Careers, giving them a chance to consider all their career and study options as they embark on their Year 11 studies.
The College would like to thank all students who participated with any of the events this week as well to all our invited guests for giving pupils an insight into their employment sectors.
We look forward to offering students more Career Opportunities soon.
Date for the Diary:
This year's College Careers Fair (open to Year 9 – 13) is due to take place on
Tuesday, 5 March 2024
Free admission, but places have to be booked in advance – more information on this to follow at a later date.