As part of national careers week, all students at The Leigh UTC had the opportunity to learn more about going onto an apprenticeship. Kent County Council Apprenticeship Ambassador, Victoria Lawrence gave several presentations to year 10, 11, 12 and 13 year groups on what an apprenticeship involves and where to look for one. Presentations were adapted each time according to the year group of students. Detail included that within a five mile radius of the Leigh UTC, there are 139 apprenticeships currently available. Students were then offered the opportunity to have a one to one meeting to discuss their own particular future aspirations in regard to becoming an apprentice.

Teacher comment was:

“I have had some really good feedback from staff and students.” – Jay Wright, Director of Apprenticeships

“Some great comments from students especially about the 1:1 meetings which they were all positive about”– Richard Nash, Director of Engineering

Victoria Lawrence commented – “Thank you very much, I really enjoyed coming into The Leigh UTC. The students were really engaged and listened well. I was impressed with their maturity when having the one to one sessions.

Having the one to one sessions was a fantastic idea as it allowed students to be open with their questions. I will be emailing information to the students based on our discussions.”