Expert Themis trainers inspire pupils in Apprenticeship Week 2018

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 apply@themis.ac.uk or call 01282 733005 for more information.

Original story: Downtown in Business