High flying pupils attended a workshop at school focused on Higher Level Apprenticeships.
The Careers Guidance and Support Services provided the Year 8 and Year 9 High Flyers with an interactive workshop on Higher level Apprenticeships. The workshop complimented previous sessions about university opportunities allowing pupils sufficient information to make appropriate informed choices to suit them.
Higher Apprenticeships involve a combination of learning on-the-job, working alongside experienced colleagues, with off-the-job training at a college, training provider or university.
Mrs Clare Hunt, Assistant Headteacher at Saint Paul’s, said: “A Higher Apprenticeship is similar to other Apprenticeships; it gives young people the chance to build up practical work experience while progressing academically up to a higher level, all whilst being paid a decent salary. Higher Apprenticeships offer a different route to traditional university study.”
Mrs Hunt added: “A Higher Apprenticeship can lead to further academic qualifications such as an Honours Degree or professional industry specific qualifications - for example, engineers can take the first steps towards gaining chartered status.”
“We have a wealth of talent at Saint Paul’s and it is important to show our pupils all the opportunities available to them,” said Miss Tina Wilkinson, Deputy Headteacher.