We are excited to mark the annual National Apprenticeship Week from Monday 3rd February to Friday 7th February here at Gateway College.
Throughout the week, we will be highlighting useful information and advice for our students, staff, parents/carers and our prospective students who are interested in the opportunities surrounding apprenticeships and work-based training.
An apprenticeship is essentially a programme that incorporates a balance of employment and study, leading to gaining knowledge and skills to progress onto a higher route or it may lead to a nationally-recognised qualification in a chosen subject area. There are different types of apprenticeship programmes, starting from Level 2 (GCSE level) to Level 7 (equivalent to a Master’s degree!).
Apprenticeships are another choice for our students who may be thinking about their next steps after finishing their studies.
Our Careers Service plays an important part in helping students prepare for life after college. This includes one to one support, interview preparation, information assemblies as well as networking events where students can access local and national employers, university and higher education providers. Click here to find out more about the Careers Service.
Look out for events at college this year – Higher Education Fair, Gateway Hub 100, interview prep and CV writing workshops.
We offer a range of courses that have very strong links to apprenticeship pathways:
- Level 1 Supported Internship Programme
- Health and Social Care
- Games Animation and VFX
- Public Services
This is the theme for the week. The theme reinforces an important message for students, parents, staff in education as well as employers to actively research pathways that can be an alternative to traditional routes for post-18 progression:
“‘Look Beyond’ will serve as a rallying cry for the apprenticeship community to showcase the true meaning of diversity within apprenticeships, including:
– calling on young people to look beyond traditional routes into employment and explore the diversity of career options and industries now available to them through apprenticeships
– calling on employers to look beyond traditional hiring routes and shout about the value they already see from diversifying their workforce by employing apprentices
– calling on parents and teachers to look beyond old preconceptions around apprenticeships, building understanding of the true value they bring, and sharing this with young people.”https://www.gov.uk/government/news/look-beyond-announced-as-the-theme-for-national-apprenticeship-week-2020
Meet our alumni – Read the success stories of our former students who are currently on an apprenticeship and others who are training for their dream role!
Check out our social media channels, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as the college website to find out more about news, events and support that will be relevant to all-things apprenticeships!