December Parents’ & Carers’ Pack
In the December issue we look at volunteering, Post-16 SEND options, T Level subjects coming soon, apprenticeship award winners, Traineeships FAQs, Job coach support and more! Please help us to share widely through parentmail channels.
Free webinar on GES Degree Apprenticeship Programme
Join us on Monday 14 December at 4pm to hear from the Government Economic Service about the Economist Degree apprenticeship programme, opening for applications the same day. With 70+ vacancies, this is a chance for students, colleagues and parents to find out how to apply. Register now!
Armed Forces webinar recording
Amazing Apprenticeships hosted an exclusive webinar with the Armed Forces to explore the apprenticeship opportunities with the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. If you missed it please find the full recording, presentation slides and more here.
Masterclasses to boost students’ mindset
WorldSkills UK have just launched a suite of Mindset Masterclasses to help students and apprentices become more confident, resilient and agile. The masterclasses, which are free to access, include ten bite-sized learning modules. Find out more here.
#NAW2021 free resources
Have you started planning for National Apprenticeship Week yet? The theme has now been announced as ‘Build the Future’. To help you to prepare for the big week, we have a collection of free resources, including checklists, comms toolkits and more. Click here to access the resources now.
Traineeships help 16 to 24 year olds – or 25 year olds with an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan – get ready for an apprenticeship or job if they don’t have the appropriate skills or experience. We have a brilliant collection of free resources to help you to become more familiar with traineeships.
New apprenticeships podcast
HomeServe Foundation has created a new podcast series – All About Apprenticeships. The first episode explores the opportunities and incentives that apprenticeships can offer, the importance of apprentices for the future of our country and much more. Listen to the first episode now.
The Big Assembly is back!
The interactive LIVE digital broadcast enables students and teachers to engage in conversation about exciting career opportunities, events and more! The Big Assembly takes place on 9th February during NAW2021 and is totally free to attend, so sign up now!
T Level resource library
T Levels are continuing to roll-out with more coming in the new year. Don’t forget that we have guides, poster bundles, factsheets, explainer films, webinar recordings and powerpoint slides to help you get acquainted with this exciting qualification. Access the free resources by clicking here.
New Year Virtual Careers Fair
The National Careers Service will host the New Year New Career Virtual Careers Fair, taking place from 27-29 January. People can visit a wide range of organisations and can get advice and support to manage careers and how to take first steps towards them.
Open Apprenticeship Vacancies
There are lots of other current apprenticeship vacancies with really exciting apprenticeship employers. We’ve collated a helpful list for you to browse over the Christmas break.
The list of current apprenticeship vacancies includes Nestlé, Virgin Media, Network Rail, Sky and more. With hundreds of vacancies to browse, Christmas is the perfect time to start thinking about applying for that perfect apprenticeship!
Don’t forget to check out our Vacancy Snapshot profiles for more information on some of the UK’s biggest and best apprenticeship employers.
Economist Degree Apprenticeship
There are over 70 current vacancies available with the Government Economic Service for the Economist Degree Apprenticeship Programme.
This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a central government department or agency on some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues our country faces.
We recently hosted an informative webinar with the Government Economic Service taking a closer look at the programme and current vacancies. This is a great resource for students, teachers and parents & carers to find out how to apply.
You can also visit the GES Vacancy Snapshot profile for a deeper look into the scheme and to begin preparing for the application process.
Armed Forces Q&A Sheet
Following an extremely popular webinar with the Armed Forces, No.1 in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers 2020 listing, we have created a helpful Q&A factsheet.
The webinar was attended by over 1,000 students, teachers and parents and carers, many of whom had brilliant questions for the Armed Forces. We collated together all of the questions and answers into one helpful Q&A factsheet, so everyone can benefit from the extra information.
You can also visit the Royal Navy, RAF and British Army Vacancy Snapshot profiles for more helpful information on the programmes they offer, how to apply and more.