Week of Showcasing Apprenticeships

Farnborough College of Technology threw its doors open to hundreds of visitors looking for information on work-based qualifications during National Apprenticeship Week.

The Ofsted Outstanding college has one of the largest Apprenticeship services in the region, offering training for roles as diverse as paralegal,  lab technician, and digital marketing.

Throughout the week, the achievements of Farnborough apprentices were celebrated through a series of awards announced each day on social media. Awards were given for the class with the best attendance, most distinctions, most success in skills competitions, and special recognition awards for individuals who were nominated by their tutors.

Wednesday and Thursday saw Open Events at both Farnborough and Aldershot take place, with hundreds of visitors exploring both the main campus on Boundary Road and the specialist construction campus in North Town, Aldershot. Online talks were also held for those looking into our growing numner of degree-level courses.

Apprentices at the College were also paid a visit by Leo Docherty MP, who visited learners on motor vehicle maintenance, engineering, and catering courses. This involved a visit to the College’s start-of-the-art engineering facilities where students work on electric vehicles and a Cessna aeroplane. Mr Docherty also had the chance to sample apprentices’ culinary skills at the College’s Gallery Restaurant.

Reflecting on the week, Principal CEO Virginia Barrett said:

“Thanks very much to all the wonderful employers we work with, we offer an amazing range of apprenticeships that can be accessed here. We enjoyed welcoming people of all ages this week and they had fantastic opportunities; engaging in tasters and talking to various students and staff.”

T Levels qualifications were also a particular area of interest during the week. Virginia Barrett went on to say:

“They are called baby apprenticeships. They have substantial work experience shaped by employers, so you’re doing something that takes you into the workplace.”

Apprenticeships are available for all ages and can be studied at degree-level, making them ideal options for those who wish to earn a salary while gaining the qualifications needed to launch a dream career.

For those interested in finding out more, visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk.

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