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TTC's Apprenticeships Information Evening

posted 11 Jun 2015, 06:21 by   [ updated 11 Jun 2015, 06:21 ]

TTC's Apprenticeships Information Evening took place on Thursday 4 June and was positively supported by several local and national apprenticeship providers, including Ginger Nut Media, Essex County Council, Potter Raper Partnership, E2V and 3aaa. 

In addition, it was fantastic to see former students returning to TTC to discuss their experiences of the Apprenticeship Scheme and the success that they have achieved. All students and parents felt that the event had a positive impact upon their son’s/daughter’s future; Mr and Mrs Gray have left the following feedback.

We attended the Apprenticeship Information Evening at TTC, with our daughter who is currently in Year 11. Although University is her preferred choice for higher education, we wanted her to have up to date information about other options available. 

The Information Evening gave us a really good insight into how apprenticeships have changed over the years and the different levels of apprenticeships available now.  From learning skills and gaining level 2 and 3 qualifications, right up to companies offering opportunities with foundation degrees paid for by the employer and excellent job prospects once the apprenticeship is completed. 

The range of companies exhibiting and guest speakers provided useful advice with real opportunities, and listening to young people’s experiences of apprenticeships was really helpful.  These included a young man who started an apprenticeship 5 years ago who is now a fully qualified surveyor and recruiting new apprentices for the company he works for and a lad who is 6 months into a new apprenticeship.  Listening to their stories was motivating. 

Thank you to Mr Wicks at TTC for arranging the evening.  We recommend future Apprenticeship Information events to other parents, to help understand all the opportunities on offer as our children approach the daunting mission of planning for their future careers. 


Mr G Wicks - 6th Form Programme Director