Sessions take the form of workshops and assemblies, where the ambassador explains what apprenticeships entail and how they are a proven route to future careers.
- Workshops are held for groups of 20-30 young people. They last for either one or two hours and are delivered by three to five ambassadors.
- Assemblies can be held for full year-groups at schools and colleges as well as smaller groups. They usually last between 30 minutes and an hour.
Who are the Apprentice Connect ambassadors?
Our ambassadors are all current or qualified apprentices. They have experienced the benefits of apprenticeships first-hand, so are the perfect experts to share what they have learnt.
Our ambassadors represent the following organisations: NHS, DHL, Manpower, EE, Laing O’Rourke, New Horizons, eCourier, Eurocamp, the Wales Office, British Gas, Kettering Museum and Art Gallery and SPS Aerostructures.
How to become an apprenticeship ambassador
If you are, or have been, an apprentice and you would like to make a difference by sharing your experiences and advice with young people, contact our Youth Engagement Team on 020 7294 2494 or email email@example.com
Ambassadors will need to be available to:
- Attend up to three workshops, assemblies or events per year
- Attend a full-day training session, to be trained on how to deliver workshops
How to book an ambassador session
Schools, colleges or event organisers that would like an apprenticeship ambassador session should contact our Youth Engagement Team on 020 7294 2494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Work experience placements
We offer work experience placements in our businesses’ offices across the UK.
These placements give young people the opportunity to experience a real working environment. During the placement, a dedicated mentor will provide each young person with insights and guidance into the training they may need to turn their career aspirations into reality.
We offer work placements across a range of departments which include:
- Corporate relations
- Customer services
Work experience open days
We regularly run one-day open days at the City & Guilds Group head office in London. This full-day session provides young people with an insight into the world of work and the types of skills and qualities that employers look for. The day also includes talks from employees who are in different stages of their careers – from apprentices to senior board directors.
Working in partnership with the charity Career Ready – which links schools and colleges to employers to create opportunities for young people – we can offer number of their students paid six-week placements over the summer.
How to enrol for an open day or work placement
If you are interested in either of these, please call our Youth Engagement Team on 020 7294 2494 or email us on email@example.com