The Stationers’ Company and Ravensbourne launched a new Apprenticeship initiative, Apprentice 18, which took place at Ravensbourne University.
The Halley Academy students from Year 10 and Year 12 had an incredible opportunity finding out about apprenticeships with some of the biggest global companies. The students had a great time and were actively engaged in the event. They were a credit to the Academy and even impressed Chair of Governors, Frank Green, and the Deputy Mayor of London, Rajesh Agrawal (seen photographed).
30 Companies and 400 students came together to raise awareness of Apprenticeship opportunities and to create long-term links between Academies across Greater London and Employers in our Industries. Participating companies range from BBC, ITV, Pearson and Google to The Evening Standard, Park Communications, Paragon Whitehat and Barclays.
Existing apprentices and staff from each of the 30 companies set up stalls and students had discussion slots based on a speed-dating model.
This is part of a long-term ambition to increase opportunities for students in Greater London and will be repeated in future years and other parts of the country.
The Stationers’ Company’s objective is to reinforce the strengths of apprenticeships and the life chances they offer young people. The company is determined to drive the take-up of apprenticeships in our sectors, for the good of business and the community.