During National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (Monday 5 - Friday 9 March), current and prospective students attended a range of activities and events at Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) to find out more about apprenticeships.
This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme focussed on ‘apprenticeships work’. As part of this, RuTC’s dedicated employer engagement and apprenticeships team, Training Solutions, organised tutorial group sessions for current students. Members of the local community who were interested in finding out more about apprenticeships were also invited to attend one of four drop-in sessions running throughout the week.
In addition, RuTC hosted an apprenticeships workshop on Wednesday 7 March. Open to aspiring apprentices, the workshop included a range of activities and specialist information from employers, current apprentices and college staff. Susan Pieterse, Head of Employer Engagement at RuTC, said, “My team works closely with a wide range of local and national employers who all appreciate the value and benefits of apprenticeships in their organisation”.
Susan added, “It is great having a week that celebrates the success of apprenticeships nationally. RuTC offers a great apprenticeships provision, so it is important for us to reach out to our current students, and young people in schools across London, Surrey and the local community with our diverse offering.”
“We had a great week. Over 200 people expressed their interest in our apprenticeships. We hosted several events during the week, all of which were well attended by prospective apprentices of all ages from across London and Surrey.”