Hey everyone, Abbey here;
On Monday 9th March 2015 I met with five of the pupils that attended our Careers event last week, to gain some feedback on the event and what we could do to help them understand Apprenticeships further.
The feedback we received was great; a lot of positives and the school were very appreciative of the hard work that went into organising and delivering the event.
What did you enjoy about the event?
We really liked that you could interact with the stands so it wasn’t just every stand giving you information you did get to have a go at different kinds of things. Also there was a good variety of activities and stands to visit. We also really enjoyed the Keepmoat Construction stand; it was good to work in a team to build something and also to win the prizes.
What could we do to improve the Event in the future?
Maybe include some interactive stands for office apprentices. There were a lot of different things to do for construction and grounds etc. but not much for the general apprentices. Also it would be good to have a bit more time on the interactive stands so everyone in the group gets to have a go at the activity.
We think we could still benefit from more detailed information about apprenticeships so we can understand what is it included and how to actually get an apprenticeship. Also the interactive stands were fun but maybe they could include a bit more information along with the activity.
Is there anything else we could do for you to help your understanding of apprenticeships? Perhaps we could revisit your school with some more information.
Yes that would be really helpful and you could help explain how we could go about applying for an apprenticeship and show us where the best place is to look for vacancies; also go into more detail about what the pros and cons are for apprenticeships.
We’ve taken on board the feedback we received and are now organising a year 9 assembly. This will give us another opportunity to talk to the pupils about apprenticeships to give them more information as requested.
More updates on the different events and activities that are happening or have happened this week coming soon!
Thanks for reading,