Seventy six students from three year groups at Caedmon College have spent a day learning about apprenticeships and the opportunities that are available to them when they leave school.
Students were shown how to search and apply for an apprenticeship; the advantages of apprenticeships; and what to expect in an interview.
The college worked closely with NYBEP to organise the day and to ensure that students were given appropriate help, support and advice to help them make an informed decision about this progression route.
All Key Stage 4 & 5 students then had the opportunity to visit the Apprenticeship Fair in the afternoon.
There were 20 employers, training providers, businesses and Further Education Colleges at the fair who were keen to talk to students about the apprenticeship options available.
A variety of opportunities were on offer ranging from construction to hair and beauty and the armed forces. Local employers were well represented and staff from Yorkshire Coast Homes and Pinkney Grunwells Lawyers were pleased to be able to inform students about current vacancies.
Among the 20-plus exhibitors were North Yorkshire Moors National Park, North Yorkshire County Council and Scarborough Borough Council who all promoted current opportunities and progression routes.
Around 20 parents also attended the day with their sons and daughters to learn about the process.
The college said: “Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 students have now received an individual progression interview with a member of the Progression Team at the college and are making appropriate and informed decisions about their future career pathways.”