Statistics Behind Apprenticeships

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I read an article in The Engineer recently, “Unlocking engineering’s appeal to girls by Stuart Nathan”. One piece of information caught my eye; only 4% of engineering apprentices are women. As a woman who has just finished their engineering apprenticeship, this statistic shocked me. This means that, per statistics, in a group of 15 engineering apprentices,… Read more »

Company Visit – Southco Manufacturing

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This week’s blog is dedicated to my first company visit – Southco Manufacturing! I’d like to give you an insight into the company that took me on to complete my apprenticeship. Over the next 12 months, through this blog, together we will visit various companies offering apprenticeships throughout Worcestershire. Understanding how both the company, and… Read more »

Company Visit – Southco Manufacturing

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This week’s blog is dedicated to my first company visit – Southco Manufacturing! I’d like to give you an insight into the company that took me on to complete my apprenticeship. Over the next 12 months, through this blog, together we will visit various companies offering apprenticeships throughout Worcestershire. Understanding how both the company, and… Read more »

The start of a 12 month journey

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Apprentice of the Year. A very broad title, but what does this actually mean? Well, I’d like to introduce myself, give you a brief history of my pathway choice, and what the next twelve months will have in store for us. I went to High School in Hereford where I completed my GCSE’s.  Upon leaving… Read more »

The Next Chapter

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Last night officially marked the end of an amazing 12 months as I passed my crown over to the much deserved Pippa from Southco Ltd. Once again Worcestershire Apprenticeships and all those involved threw an incredible night to celebrate the talent in our county. Since meeting the team last year, I saw first hand across… Read more »

#WLEP16

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It was an absolute pleasure to be personally invited to the sixth Annual Conference of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, which saw hundreds and hundreds of people all across the county attending! This was a great opportunity to hear first hand on how Worcestershire is being developed into a creative, connected and dynamic county. Personally,… Read more »

It’s All About To Change…

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Sixth Form? Work? Or an Apprenticeship? These are some of the next steps after collecting your GCSE Results. The issue that I had found (8 YEARS AGO!!) was it was easy to be swayed by the choices that your friendship group were making. At this point, I knew I would be going to university due… Read more »

Results Day….

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Today is the big day! Good Luck to everyone collecting their A Level results! For those that receive the results that they weren’t hoping for, DO NOT PANIC! This isn’t the end of the world and there is always a range of options, whether it is retaking, clearing or (and I wish I’d gone for… Read more »

An Apprenticeship Tailored to You

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Before breaking up for the long Summer holidays, there is that period where your teachers are urging you to make a decision about your future. For me, being in this position I didn’t care. I wanted to get out of the school gates to enjoy the late nights and not having those early mornings. Couldn’t… Read more »

This Year Is Worcs Apprentices Year!

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Those that have met my employer James or myself, it will soon become apparent that we promote apprenticeships as much as we can! From having an insurance background where it is deemed boring, white, middle management sort of environment (these are the words of an editor at Insurance Times!), TRS are very proactive in introducing… Read more »