Virtual Apprenticeship Week GM 12 - 21 August #VAWGM

Getting your results this summer? Not sure about apprenticeships? This series of virtual events can help - and we’ve turned a week into 10 days! Full programme is right here.

Simply join each event at the given time by clicking the links below and connecting through your web browser. Just register here for updates and reminders from the event team.

Wed 12 Aug

What is an apprenticeship?

10:00 - 10:15 Replay the event here

If you’re thinking about an apprenticeship when you leave school, this presentation is for you! Matt Leigh, on behalf of National Apprenticeship Service, will guide you through what an apprenticeship is, the different levels, some of the job roles, companies who recruit apprentices and how to apply.

GCHQ Manchester - explore our apprenticeships

15:00-15:45 GCHQ have requested that this live event be unavailable for replay due to security reasons

A special session exploring the apprenticeships available at GCHQ, the government office that keeps Britain safe from terrorism, crime and cyber attack. If you missed this, check out their follow up event on the 21st!

Fri 14 Aug

In conversation with Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester (RESCHEDULED FROM THURS 13-AUG)

12:30 - 13:15 Replay the event here

Apprentices from across Greater Manchester join Andy Burnham for a chat about how important apprentices are in Greater Manchester’s COVID-19 recovery, plus insider tips on apprenticeships from the apprentices themselves! You can watch the event again here.

Money, apprenticeships and you

14:00 - 14:45 Replay the event here

Apprentices will talk about how much they get paid, their lifestyle and how they manage their money. Plus guest speakers will explain about the perks and benefits like Our Pass, NUS Apprentice Card and TFGM travel offer. Shout out to parents and carers – there are benefits for you too! Plus a live Q & A. You can watch the event again here.

Sat 15 Aug

The truth about being an apprentice

13:30 - 14:30 Replay the event here

Here from four current and former apprentices from different employers, doing different apprenticeship levels. They'll share their experience with you! Hear from Sipho Mangoye (People's History Museum); Charlotte Stoddard (Trafford Council); Emma Nolan (Thales); Lewis Johnstone (Brother UK). You can watch the event again here

Mon 17 Aug

Change or boost your career with an apprenticeship

12:15 - 13:00 Replay the event here

This session is for adults who want a career change, want to boost their career with better skills or who want to go back to work after a career break. Join older apprentices for a Q & A on pay, benefits and how an apprenticeship works for them. You can watch the event again here

Higher and degree level apprenticeships

15:00 - 16:00 Replay the event here

Find out about everything involved in doing a higher level apprenticeship. Hear from the University of Salford and Manchester Metropolitan University about how you can get qualified at level 4 or above while you work. You can watch the event again here

Tues 18 Aug

Fancy a career in Digital Marketing? Introducing The Juice Academy

11:30 - 11.45 Replay the event here

The Juice Academy’s digital marketing apprenticeship is a debt-free, fast-track way to get onto one of the most competitive, rewarding and exciting career ladders. Find out what The Juice Academy can offer you and how to apply. You can watch the event again here

Mythbusting for parent and carers

18:00 - 18:45 Replay the event here

A session that could change the way you think about apprenticeships. You’ll be bang up to date with what employers offer and how your child could benefit. Join Matt Leigh from Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network and Courtney Green Apprenticeship Ambassador from Brother UK for a Q & A at the end. You can watch the event again here

Wed 19th Aug

The apprenticeship journey

14:00 - 15:00 Replay the event here

A step by step look at the three stages of an apprenticeship and what to expect in each of them. 1. Searching, applying, interviewing, contracts and starting 2. The course, assessments, coach or tutor reviews and help available 3. Getting ready for final assessments and deciding what to do after you’ve qualified. You can watch the event again here.

Total People Masterclass: applying for an apprenticeship

15:30 - 16:00 Replay the event here

From searching for apprenticeships to getting an interview, the whole process can be daunting. The team at Total People have put together a short session covering the essential hints and tips you need to successfully begin your apprenticeship journey. You can watch the event again here.

Thurs 20 Aug

Become a lawyer through an apprenticeship with BCLP

12:00 - 12:20 Replay the event here

Come along to our virtual event to learn about how joining Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner as a Paralegal Apprentice could be your first step in a rewarding career in law. Partnering with BPP University, who deliver BCLP's paralegal and solicitor training, you will combine working in their successful Manchester office as part of one of the legal teams alongside studying towards nationally recognised qualifications. You can watch the event again here.

Where can an apprenticeship take you?

14:00 - 14:45 Replay the event here

Find out how doing an apprenticeship can open many different doors for you and your career. Hear from Dan O’Connor, from GMCA, who has fast-tracked his career and is on his third apprenticeship and Lucy Banks who did a Digital Degree Apprenticeship and now works for Barclaycard. We'll also have organisations, Southways Housing and Suez available to talk about their apprenticeship programmes and where they can lead you. You can watch the event again here.

Fri 21 Aug

Apprenticeships @ Salford City College

10:30 - 11:30 Replay unavailable

Find out about the apprenticeships available at Salford City College. What are they and are they right for you? The college's Head of Apprenticeships, Employer Services Leader and Recruitment Team Leader host an online Q & A.

GCHQ – how to apply for our apprenticeships

12:00-12:45 GCHQ have requested that this live event be unavailable for replay due to security reasons

A special session from GCHQ, the government office that keeps Britain safe from terrorism, crime and cyber attack.

Choosing an apprenticeship – where will the jobs be?

14:00 - 14:45 Replay the event here

This session will highlight the fastest growing sectors in Greater Manchester and where future jobs are likely to be. You’ll also hear about current apprenticeship vacancies to give you a flavour of who’s recruiting right now. You can watch the event again here.

#VAWGM is a collaboration between Bridge GM, GMCA, #SEEDIFFERENT, Greater Manchester Learning Provider Network and GMACS. Thank you to all the speakers and contributors

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