Apprenticeship Guidance

Posted on: 11/03/2019

Apprenticeships are an alternative pathway to qualifications and employment. Apprenticeships involve a mixture of practical, hands-on work in the workplace as well as classroom-based theory study, and are paid. They are available at any level of study - higher apprenticeships are an alternative to A Levels, and degree apprentice- ships offer students the opportunity to achieve a degree whilst at the same time also being paid and having no student debt. At HEHS we regularly invite speakers to come and talk to students, as well as promoting career choices in the labour marked (see above). These sessions, and the information they impart, are hugely popular and give a real flavour of the diversity on offer in the workplace. We continue to offer guidance and support to all students preparing to take the next big step in their education.

Many thanks to Michelle Perkins from Capgemini who visited HEHS on Tuesday 12th February to explain their world class degree apprenticeship programme, based at Aston University. Michelle inspired the students to consider a career in Capgemini which is “the world’s biggest company that no-one knows of”, employing 200,000 people. Capgemini is involved in the exciting areas of future product development and business problemsolving. Pictured below is Leah Patel from Year 13 talking to Michelle after the workshop. Capgemini’s apprenticeship programme is found at https://careers.uk.capgemini.com/apprentices/.

Further recommended reading for students considering an apprenticeship is found at: https://www.apprenticeships. gov.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInpuwpq-94AIVzuF3Ch3egAyqEAAYASAAEgKCWPD_BwE.


Mr P Richards

Head of Sixth Form/Assistant Headteacher

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