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National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

Date: 13 February 2022

National Apprenticeship Week is an exciting opportunity to celebrate our Apprenticeships, engage with a range of local and national employers, and learn a little more about the Apprenticeship offer at Orbital South Colleges.

See what our students got up to during NAW 2022!
As well as hearing from employers, our School Liaison and Apprenticeships Teams have also been out and about this week at schools including Oxted School and Carrington School. 

Clicking the pictures will take you to the Instagram posts from each event. 

Tuesday 8 February 
Childcare students at East Surrey College receive goody bags from Toad Hall nursery Our Childcare students were excited to receive some good bags from Toad Hall Nursery, and can't wait to hear from them in person soon! 
Construction students hear from JR Group for National Apprenticeship Week Nick Cutler, Head of Engineering at JRL Group, gave an inspiring careers talk to our Construction Level 3 Year 1 and 2 students.
Nick shared his story of career progression within the industry and gave a real insight into the wide range of job roles available. 
Wednesday 9 February  
East Surrey College Talk about Apprenticeships

To kick off Wednesday, our Vice Principal - Business Development (College Group), Kam Dehal, was live on Meridian FM, chatting to host Samantha Day about Apprenticeships! 


East Surrey College Engineering students at the Gatwick Job Fair

Engineering students at the Gatwick Job Fair for National Apprenticeship Week

Our Engineering Level 2 students had a great time at the Gatwick Job Fair, held by Gatwick Airport and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The students spoke to the many employers who were present and took part in mock interviews, with one student even securing a Part-time job whilst on-site!

With around 2,600 jobs available at the fair, this was a brilliant event for our students to speak directly with employers and get their foot in the door of different industries.

“It was great to see all the job opportunities available”

“It was so easy to talk to everyone there” Andrew

Business Student at East Surrey College have a virtual talk for National Apprenticeship Week Our Business Level 3 students attended a virtual talk with Talha Khan, a Bursar at Micklefield School in Reigate. Students were able to find out more about Apprenticeships and were given real-life examples of the day-to-day tasks completed at the School.
Thursday 10 February  

Health & Social Care and Childcare students hear from Seeability for National Apprenticeship Week.

Health & Social Care students hear from Seeability

Cordelia Fountaine, Head of Recruitment on behalf of Seeability, visited our Childcare and Health & Social Care Level 1 and 2 students.

She gave them a motivational talk about roles within the company, supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. She described the Health and Social Care sector as “phenomenal and full of brilliant opportunities.”

Bucher Municipal speak to Engineering students at East Surrey College

Bucher Municipal introduced their exciting Apprenticeship programmes to our Engineering and Motor Vehicle students! Sandra Mackrell, HR Officer, and Matt Chapman, Continuous Improvement Manager, shared how Apprentices get a taste for different departments, including Welding and Mechanical Engineering.

Our students were inspired by Matt’s story, as he started out as Level 3 Apprentice himself and progressed to a Degree Apprenticeship with Bucher.

Friday 11 February  
British Airways speak to Aviation students at East Surrey College Our Cabin Crew Level 2 students heard from Mel Kose, Emerging Talent Manager at British Airways. She introduced the different career pathways at the airline, including their Apprenticeship programmes, and took the students through the BA recruitment process.


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