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Eastleigh College celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

Eastleigh College has marked National Apprenticeship Week with a range of presentations and workshops to inspire current and future apprentices.

The week featured an assortment of internal speakers, higher education collaborations with University of Portsmouth and Southampton Solent University, and visits from external partners such as Morgan Sindall, ASK Apprenticeships, WEX and The Careers People. Some talks focused on apprenticeships in particular industries, while there were also special presentations on Degree apprenticeships and application workshops designed to identify apprenticeship matches for interested learners.

Our existing apprentices were also recognised during the week, with Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating learner Tom receiving a special award for his dedication and commitment to his studies - a special celebration attended by both his College tutor and employer. Our Level 3 Advanced Carpentry and Joinery learner Riley Miller brought further awareness to the rewards of apprenticeships by providing some informative content on Nation Broadcasting radio.

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is an opportunity for the education and skills sector to celebrate the achievements of apprentices around the country and the positive impact they make to communities, businesses, and the wider economy. It was established in 2007 to draw attention to the benefits that apprenticeships can offer and since then has grown to become one of the staples in the further and higher education academic calendars.

Fiona Thomson, SUN Progression Mentor at Eastleigh College, helped organise the week and commented: “National Apprenticeship Week provided insight and has been a wonderful opportunity.  Learners could really appreciate what is fully involved when signing up for an apprenticeship with an employer and considering different options such as a Degree Apprenticeship."

To learn more about National Apprenticeship Week, please visit the official website here.

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