Manchester Academy is introducing its students to the world of work with its own Apprenticeship Week.
Running from Monday to this Friday, the event raises student's awareness of the opportunities available to them on leaving school, introducing them to Modern Apprenticeships and the wide variety of career choices available.
On Wednesday, the Academy hosted a dedicated apprenticeship event for its Year 11 students, with expert advice from QA Apprenticeships, The Skills Company and North Lancs Training Group. Academy partner The Manchester College, delivered an excellent assembly to year 10, which raised awareness of apprenticeships as a viable alternative to the traditional route of college followed by university. The college also delivered a range of CV and interview skills workshops for Year 11 learners who are considering the vocational route and need to “brush up” their job seeking skills. Along with the Academy’s longstanding Reach for the Future programme reaching its halfway point and turning its focus onto STEM apprenticeships or apprenticeships involving science, technology, engineering and maths skills.
Commented Manchester Academy Principal Andy Griffin:
“It's incredibly important to make our students aware of the opportunities available to them when they leave school, helping them to choose their next step, be it in the world of work via an apprenticeship or further education."