Pupils at secondary schools across East Lancashire have been inspired to consider the wealth of opportunities available to them to start their dream career as a Themis Apprentice during Apprenticeship Week 2018.
As part of the nationwide initiative, highly-skilled Trainers from Themis at Burnley College brought innovative, industry-related activities into the classroom, while Schools Liaison officers delivered inspiring presentations on Apprenticeships and how they can be a springboard to becoming a #futureboss.
Schools visited were:
- Bowland High School, Grindleton
- Ribblesdale High School, Clitheroe
- Todmorden High School, Todmorden
- Fearns Community Sports College, Bacup
- Witton Park Academy, Blackburn
- Sir John Thursby Community College, Burnley
- Unity High School, Burnley
In the Themis at Burnley College campus, top local employers, including Safran Nacelles and Fort Vale Engineering, gathered for a busy Employer Expo to showcase Apprenticeship opportunities, attended by students at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre and secondary school pupils considering an Apprenticeship as a route to becoming a #futureboss.
Simon Jordan, Director of Themis at Burnley College, said:
“Themis Apprentices are making a huge difference in businesses – big and small – across the North West every day: they’re innovative, motivated and dedicated. In National Apprenticeship Week we took the opportunity to take that message out to schools and let pupils know that they, too, have the potential to become a Themis Apprentice and start their career journey to becoming a #futureboss.”
Themis offers Apprenticeships in more than 50 industry areas, including aeronautical, mechanical and composite engineering. Visit www.burnley.ac.uk/themis; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01282 733005 for more information.
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