It was all aboard an interactive promotional ‘Apprenticeship Bus’ at Onslow St Audrey’s School last Wednesday 8th March as part of National Apprenticeship Week. Apprenticeships give experience and qualifications by combining on the job training with study, meaning students can earn whilst they learn.
The double decker bus was fully branded and kitted out in aid of National Apprenticeship Week, a national initiative to shout about apprenticeship opportunities and celebrate the value apprentices bring to the workplace.
Both bottom and top deck were cleared of seats and decked out with ‘taster stations’ – an activity station relating to each apprenticeship to give students a feel for a variety of Apprenticeships available in Hertfordshire. Students could style creations on hair mannequins, solve cyber security puzzles, puppet a robotic hand made from 3D printing, try their hand at virtual welding and test their childcare skills with an electronic baby to name a few.
All Year 10 students had the opportunity to climb on board, get involved with the ‘taster stations’ and chat to experts about possible Apprenticeship opportunities.
Apprenticeship Experts were on hand throughout the event to answer any questions, and give information. Their on board computer also allowed students to search the Apprenticeship database – Get My First Job – a great starting point for anyone looking for their next opportunity.