Students from Bracknell and Wokingham College got the chance to find out more about apprenticeships and job opportunities at a special event at the college to mark National Apprenticeship Week.
Hundreds of students turned up for the special event that was held on t on Wednesday 5 February at Bracknell and Wokingham College.
This included pupils from Manor Green School in Maidenhead, Bohunt School in Liphook, St Crispin’s School in Wokingham and Frogmore Community College in Yateley.
There were also 28 employers at the event including British Airways, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Legoland Windsor Resort and the South Central Ambulance Service.
Representatives from Adviza and the National Careers Service were on hand to give young people advice on apprenticeships and career options.
Activate Apprenticeships also took part in the event and chatted to students and pupils about the kinds of apprenticeships it offers and what opportunities were available.
Christine King, Group Employability Adviser from Activate Learning said: “It was great to see so many employers engaging with our students.
“Over 350 students and four local schools attended the event which was a huge success, and all the students have said they found it very useful to meet employers and to find out about jobs, careers and apprenticeships"
Activate Learning Alumnus Harry Fisher who previously studied a Computing Level 3 Extended Diploma at Banbury and Bicester College and is now doing an apprenticeship at Microsoft in Reading was exhibiting at the event.
He said: “It’s been enlightening for me to attend this event because I can speak from experience, and I’ve spoken to a lot of students studying IT and have been trying to push Microsoft and apprenticeships as an option for them.
“I really enjoyed my time at Banbury and Bicester College and I thought that college was a good option instead of A Levels. It set me up for Microsoft and gave me the opportunity to progress.
“I think an apprenticeship is a great opportunity for young people rather than going to university.”
Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities with Activate Apprenticeships or contact us on 0800 612 6008.