Scottish Apprenticeship Week Inspires Students
Ayrshire College hosted a successful Modern Apprenticeship event at the Kilmarnock Campus, as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020. The event aimed to inspire students and help them to learn more about Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in Ayrshire.
Local Companies GE Caledonian, EGGER, Chemring Energetics, Mahle, Spirit Aerosystems, Ryanair, Chevron, and Collins Aerospace set up stands in the Partnership Centre to talk to students about the Modern Apprenticeship programmes they are currently recruiting for.
They offered advice and guidance about how to apply for their apprenticeships, what skills and qualifications they would like candidates to have, and the possible progression routes through the programmes in their companies.
The College’s NC, HNC, HND and PEO (Performing Engineering Operations) engineering classes visited the employers in class groups throughout the afternoon, as well as some interested school pupils and general public.
Stuart Cree, Apprenticeships Manager at Ayrshire College said about the event “Scottish Apprenticeship week is about promoting the benefits of apprenticeships and the value they bring to local businesses and the economy. We recognise apprenticeships as a vital role in creating a skilled future workforce.
"It is important that we show our students and the general public what opportunities are out there in Ayrshire. This is a pathway for young people that offers not only a monthly income but on the job training that is preparing them with the skills and qualifications they need to work in the industry.”
In Ayrshire there is a wide range of Modern Apprenticeships, not just in science and engineering, but in hair & beauty, hospitality, construction trades and automotive.
Click here to find out more information on the Modern Apprenticeships Ayrshire College support local employers with.