Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week, Lewisham Southwark College will open its doors from 5 to 9 March for a week of creative workshops and activities, aimed at giving visitors an insight into what an apprenticeship can offer.

Open to all, Apprenticeships Week will welcome young people and adults who want to find out more about apprenticeships, as well as local employers who are interested in taking on an apprentice or discovering how this could benefit their business.
The event will take place across the College’s three campuses – in Southwark, Lewisham and Deptford – where a range of fun and thought-provoking activities will be staged daily. These will include games such as matching celebrities to the type of apprenticeship that could get you to where they are, and taking part in ‘Mocktail’ and ‘canapé’ assembly challenges against the clock, giving a taste of the adrenaline experienced by catering apprentices. There will also be a Q&A panel with recent and past apprentices and employers, demonstrations put on by construction apprentices, and an ‘Apprentice Job Shop’ where participants can explore live apprenticeship opportunities.

Vanessa Packham, Director of Employment and Skills, says: “We are really looking forward to showcasing our apprenticeships to young people and adults who may not currently be working, or might not have considered this route before. Enabling them to earn a wage while gaining recognised qualifications and essential skills, apprenticeships are an excellent way of kick starting a career in a sector that sparks their interest.”

Lewisham Southwark College offers a wide range of apprenticeships in hospitality, creative industries, as well as business and construction. It is one of the highest quality apprenticeship providers in South London. The College is about to publish its success rates which will demonstrate that for two years it has been exceeding the national average success rate by over 6%.

The College’s Apprenticeship Week is part of the 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) during which employers and apprentices from across England will come together to celebrate the success of apprenticeships and showcase the benefits of apprenticeships under the theme ‘Apprenticeships Work’.

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