FE Week reports that schools in England can now access the very latest apprenticeship information directly from employers and their apprentices – through a new Apprenticeship Live broadcast initiative.
Starting with the BBC today (Tuesday 28 November), students, teachers and governors can speak directly to apprenticeship employers and their apprentices live online. During the broadcast they will hear about the latest opportunities on offer; the skills employers are looking for and how students can best prepare themselves for working life after school or college.
Funded by the National Apprenticeship Service and part of the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools (ASK) project, the engaging and interactive experience will stream directly to schools – whether on individual PCs or tablets, an interactive whiteboard in a classroom or on a projector during assembly.
Naomi Blackbourn, Resourcing Specialist at the BBC said:
“The Apprenticeships Live broadcasts give us a great opportunity to get our message out about the range of apprenticeships at the BBC and to change the perception in young people in that we aren’t just looking to fill the typical roles.
“We hope that following the live broadcast, young people will feel more confident in applying, know what to put on their application and realise the potential of becoming an apprentice at the BBC and other employers as well.”
Over 30 schools have signed up to be part of the first live broadcast. Another 13 broadcasts are scheduled to take place over the coming months, with employers including TUI, IBM, Capgemini and Highways England, already committed.
Schedule of broadcasts:
Employer Date & time
BBC Tuesday 28 November 2017 at 9am
Highways England Thursday 30 November 2017 at 9am
Capgemini Tuesday 5 December 2017 at 9am
IBM Friday 8 December 2017 at 9am
Gloucester Care Services NHS Trust Monday 11 December 2017 at 9am
Future Housing Group Tuesday 12 December 2017 at 9am
Essity Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 9.30am
TUI Tuesday 16 January 2018 at 9am
Specsavers Thursday 18 January 2018 at 9am
Brother UK Tuesday 23 January 2018
Gatwick Airport Monday 5 February 2018 at 9am
University of Exeter Monday 5 March 2018 at 9.30am
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Thursday 8 March 2018 at 9.30am
Sign up to a live broadcast and read more information Apprenticeship Live broadcasts in schools
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