Yesterday as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 our DYW Apprentice Ambassadors visited St Paul’s RC Academy and chatted with S3 pupils about the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships can provide. This latest instalment of our Apprentice Ambassador programme saw Ambassadors representing Arnold Clark, Dundee City Council, and our own Modern Apprentice Lottie Reardon from our Developing the Young Workforce, Dundee and Angus Team.
Two classes totalling over 40 pupils heard the personal stories and journeys of the Apprentice Ambassadors and how they came to be an apprentice. Pupils got a valuable insight into how recruitment processes work, what training is involved throughout an apprenticeship, how you are paid, skills and experiences they have all gained and the opportunities for progression within their respective companies.
The pupils were really engaged and we had some really interesting questions and the feedback from pupils and teachers was very positive. This type of engagement where young people can hear directly from other young people not much older than them, who are all working in professional industries is invaluable. It exposes young people to the realities of apprenticeships and the world of work, allowing them to make more informed choices at an earlier age about the kind of career they would like to have.
If you are thinking of applying for an apprenticeship, or know of a young person who may be considering an apprenticeship as a career option, then they can find out more information and check out the latest opportunities in Dundee & Angus at the Apprenticeships.Scot website here: https://www.apprenticeships.scot/