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8th March Skills & Apprenticeships Show, Telford

During the week employers and apprentices from across England came together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships whilst encouraging even more people to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to an illustrious career.

During National Apprenticeship Week 2018 on Thursday 8th March, Braybrook PRU took year 9 students along to the Skills & Apprenticeships show in Telford.

This event was organised by the Connexions Personal Adviser working in Braybrook, Ian Cooper who arranged the visit to raise aspirations for the students and giving them the opportunity to meet and talk to local Apprenticeship, College & Training Providers:

“Every student should have access to excellent quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. Events like this allow students to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace”

(Ian Cooper, Connexions Personal Adviser working in Braybrook PRU)

As the event was a Skills and Apprenticeships Show, in addition to offering Advice and Guidance about opportunities & Apprenticeships there was a practical element to the event with each stand offering a Skill activity for learners to demonstrate employability skills, such as:

As it was a skill show, each provider had a practical activity to engage learners and allow them to demonstrate sector-based skills, such as:

  • Fork Lift Simulator (Caterpillar)

  • Digger Simulator (Cadcoe)

  • Career Jenga (Job Box)

  • Career Fortune Cookies (Country Training)

  • Skills Basketball (NOVA)

  • What Career Animal Are You/Hairdressing Taster/Cooking Taster (Wolves College)

  • Career Archery (Shrewsbury College Group)

The students actively engaged with the skill activities on offer and welcomed the opportunity to talk to employers about their future options.

The students actively engaged with the skill activities on offer and welcomed the opportunity to talk to employers about their future options.

Big Bang Birmingham 16th March 2018

“With hundreds of activities, shows and workshops, there is plenty to see and do at The Big Bang Fair. To help make your day even better, we have pulled together some exciting activities that you can do with your students before and during the event as well as discussion points to talk about after you have been. The PDF can be found on The Big Bang Fair website.

You can also choose your favourites and print your own schedule of activities via The Big Bang website. We suggest that you allow at least three hours to explore and discover all the exciting things on offer.

The Careers Cabin

We want everyone who comes to The Big Bang Fair to understand how important scientists and engineers really are… they literally shape the world around us. The number of exciting career possibilities that exist within science, technology, engineering and maths are endless and the best new is – there’s a route for everyone. Your students can start planning their own path at the Careers Cabin.”

27th March Skills and Apprenticeship Show, Wolverhampton

Aim Higher: Explore your Future (Year 8)

“Explore Your Future” is your chance to spend a day at two local universities getting some hands-on experience of different career options. You will work with some of the country’s leading experts and spend time with university students and staff who will

answer your questions about whether university needs to be part of your career journey.”

We had 5x students apply this year. Unfortunately, our applications did not get handed in time for the cut off deadline. However, we have been given priority booking for 2018-2019, provided we get applications in early.

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