Nescot marked Apprenticeship Week 2015 with a range of successful events.
On Tuesday morning (March 10) more than 160 young people from secondary schools in the area came to the college for an event aimed at helping them find out more about apprenticeships.
Employers including Willmott Dixon, Griffin Electrical, Bidatask and Nestots gave up their time for the ‘meet the employers’ event, which saw the school pupils moving from desk to desk to discover more about apprenticeship options in different sectors.
On Wednesday (March 11) the college held an open evening from 5.30-8pm, for people of all ages to visit Nescot to have a look around, find out more about courses and to apply.
On Friday (March 13) Nescot hosted a business breakfast, with employers from across the area invited in for an early-morning networking meeting over tea, coffee, bacon rolls and pastries.
Speakers included staff from the Institute of Leadership and Management, Chris Bussicott of Surrey County Council, and Sue Towner of Jackson-Scott Accountants and chair of the north Surrey branch of the Federation of Small Businesses.
In addition, apprenticeship advisors staffed a stand in the canteen during lunchtimes all week to answer students’ questions.
“We’re really proud of how the events went, and we’re grateful to the employers we work with for giving up their time to support us,” said Joe Ballantine, Head of Apprenticeships at Nescot.
“I hope that everyone who attended them events, from the school pupils on Tuesday to the business owners on Friday, learnt something about apprenticeships that will be useful to them in the future.”