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An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid.
You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career. It can take between one and six years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer and you have to be over 16 years old to become an apprentice. 
Click here to visit the GOV.UK site and find out about: Apprenticeships
Click here to read monthly Parents' Guides to Apprenticeships: January-2021 • February-2021 • March-2021
Click here for live opportunities: Apprenticeship Jobs In Poole
Click here to read about apprenticeships in:
Accountancy: The Place For Your Career to Begin • Accountancy Apprenticeship Evening
Childcare: Apprenticeship Vacancies

National Apprenticeship Week
8-12 February  


Virtual National Apprenticeships Show
Launching, 10am- 6pm: Wednesday, 10 February

Click here for details and to register: Don't put it off. Do it today.
The National Apprenticeship Show will give you the opportunity to chat with exhibitors by voice or text chat as well as download useful information and view online video content. We recommend that you research the exhibitors in advance and that you are prepared with any questions you might have; the list of employers attending is growing every day.
Please also take a look through the Workshop Schedule, these sessions are pre-recorded with live Q&A sessions following the recorded sessions. You can return to the website for 30 days after the event. 

Apprenticeships Unlocked:
Virtual Event at Poole and Bournemouth College

Wednesday, 10 February: 5:30- 8:00pm

Poole and Bournemouth College are the largest provider of Apprenticeships in the area, working with over 2,000 businesses across Dorset and the surrounding area. We have over 30 different Apprenticeships and 98% of the college’s apprentices gain employment.
Book your place on to our virtual event here.
During the virtual event, you will be able to join one of the live talks and access the live chat rooms. You will be able to chat with expert staff and explore the apprenticeships on offer, all from the comfort of your own home.
Click here if you want to look in advance at the apprenticeships available at Poole and Bournemouth College. 

UCAS (University and College Admission Service)
Discovers Apprenticeships

Monday-Friday, 8-12 February

UCAS are hosting a week of dedicated live sessions, information, and advice about everything to do with apprenticeships. Each day students will discover something new about what’s on offer and what’s involved in studying while working.
All sessions are live and require booking a place in advance.
Book here

Monday, 8 February: 12:15-15:00pm

  • UCAS will talk to apprentices about what’s it’s really like to study and work at the same time.
  • On-demand from 12:15: Five apprentices share their experiences. 
  • ‘Ask me anything’ Facebook Live Q&A from 14:00, with Courteney Sheppard (Customer Experience Manager, UCAS) and Tom Culley (apprentice learner, BT).
Tuesday, 9 February: 12:00-18:00pm
  • A live apprenticeship exhibition with employers.
  • Head over to the ‘Explore and Meet’ exhibition hall for the opportunity to meet and speak to employers about apprenticeship programmes in the subject areas that interest you most. In addition, take part in live sessions throughout the day. 
Wednesday, 10 February: 12:15-14:45pm
  • Live and recorded session to support applications, writing CVs and interviews. 
  • 12:15-12.45: Live CV workshop.
  • 14:.15-14:45: Live interview workshop.
  • On-demand from 12:15: The application clinic covering ten tips to ace your interview.
Thursday, 11 February: 12:15-18:00pm
  • Support in discovering if an apprenticeship is the right choice for you.
  • On-demand from 12:15 – Advice from employers including five things you didn’t know about apprenticeships.
  • Live debate at 17:00: University or apprenticeship?

Friday, 12 February: On-demand from 12:15

  • Transforming apprenticeships. This will help to find out how apprenticeships have changed over the years and to find out how being an apprentice has changed over the last century. 
If your son/daughter takes part in any apprenticeship online event, please don’t forget to let us know by completing your Google Form. Just click here.