Explaining Apprenticeship options to our Sixth Form
As part of our broad Careers Programme for Sixth Form on Friday a visitor from Ask Apprenticeships, a government sponsored organisation, came into Bishop’s to explain the Apprenticeship route to our Sixth Formers.
At Bishop’s, many of our pupils progress to university. However, increasingly, the option of Apprenticeships is being investigated and that route taken. It was explained by our presenter that there are many different Apprenticeship routes at 16+, 18+ and post degree. It is a “training on the job” option whereby pupils can apply directly to many organisations and businesses locally and nationally for a role with training and degree running alongside this.
The Apprenticeship route is being keenly promoted by the government, seen by more and more businesses offering all levels of apprenticeships. The benefit of an Apprenticeship is three-fold – paid job role and experience, degree training and sponsored and funded by the business. This makes it a cost effective option. Here at Bishops were are encouraging all our pupils to consider all their options and this is one that is growing in popularity.
For parents to understand more about these post-school options, click on the link to the Amazing Apprenticeship website: Amazing Apprenticeship Information
Additionally, as part of our Careers Programme in the coming weeks we have a Workshop running for our Year 12s ( and year 13s are also invited) to sign up to the government website to access all opportunities as they land. More on this later.