We, a group of year 11 students at the Europa School in Culham, have been working together during lockdown to try and organise a replacement for our lost work experience. Alongside the Careers Department, we are hoping to find the support of local businesses, to help us bring this experience to life. This event is being launched during National Careers Week when schools and businesses are focussed on how they can all work together to improve Careers Education across the country.
Together with other B4 members including ELS, Oxford Duplication Centre, Studio 8 and NX, we have made an application for the Government’s Kickstart Scheme which provides funding for employers to provide six-month work placements for 16-24-year-olds that are currently claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Despite the number of new apprentices started in Britain falling last year, new research released from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March), finds that attitudes towards apprenticeship programmes are becoming more positive.