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National Apprenticeship Week – 8-14 February 2021

National Apprenticeship Week – 8-14 February 2021

 27 Jan 2021

National Apprenticeship Week aims to shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. To celebrate the week and the opportunities available to young people, we will be hosting live and pre-recorded talks throughout the week from STEM Ambassadors.

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Live Talks

Monday 8th
BAE Systems with Billie. Are you unsure about your future? Do you want to consider alternative routes to further qualifications? One where you can gain much-valued, real life experience that a classroom environment can’t necessarily offer, where you can learn from skilled professionals with years of experience? An apprenticeship may be for you! There are apprenticeships in most subject areas from finance, to hair and beauty, to Engineering, and you can gain fully-funded qualifications from Level 3 to degree-level and beyond! In 2019 Billie was named in the Top 100 ‘most influential women leaders in engineering UK and Europe’. We are therefore delighted that Billie has agreed to support this event to share her knowledge and expertise.


Tuesday 9th
Thames Water Utilities Limited with Jonathan, who currently works as the London Water Project Delivery Manager for the largest Water and Wastewater Utilities company in the UK, Thames Water Utilities Limited. They supply Water and Wastewater services to circa 15M customers across London and the Thames Valley. Jonathan has worked within the STEM Industries for over 10 years specifically within the Water & Wastewater sector. During his talk Jonathan will cover his apprenticeship journey, common myths about apprenticeships, future opportunities and time for questions and answers!


Wednesday 10th
Thales with Callum, Zereh and Ollie. During this talk you will have the opportunity to find out all about Thales and what they do in the 68 countries they are based in! As well as finding out about some of the products that they work on they will be able to tell you all about their Early Career opportunities for Apprentices and Graduates. You will get to hear first-hand from Thales Apprentices Callum,a mechanical design apprentice, Zereh, a Software Engineering Apprentice and Ollie who is a Data Analyst Apprentice. The three Apprentices will be able to chat to you about their day to day roles and their pathways into the business as well as answering any questions you might have!


Thursday 11th
Chemistry Apprenticeship at Pfizer. Join Emily, who has completed a level 3 apprenticeship and is midway through a level 6 Chemistry apprenticeship. Emily uses robots to run screens of 96 tiny reactions at a time, to gather lots of data to find the best reagent, solvent, additive etc. Emily will be talking about her experience through school, the application process, the studying, and the working.


Friday 12th
Plumpton College with Dan the Apprentiveship Lead. So, you’re looking to find out more about apprenticeships? Great! Did you know Plumpton College is one of the country’s leading land based apprenticeship providers? No matter what stage of your career, whether just starting out in the world of work or already an established member of staff, we can support you to develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in your chosen profession via an apprenticeship scheme .


To book your place on these talks, please visit our events page. In addition, we will have a variety of pre-recorded videos available throughout the week by STEM Ambassadors in a range of STEM fields. Visit our STEM InSIGHT section to watch them and you can also watch our career talk videos!