Engineering academy celebrates National Apprenticeship Week
Over 300 students had the opportunity to engage with 16 companies as part of National Apprenticeship Week celebrations at WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull.
The room was packed with students from Year 10 to Sixth Form, who were armed with questions and thirst for knowledge for all things apprenticeship.
WMG Academy for Young Engineers Solihull said it was wonderful to host a range of companies representing a variety of sectors that included: Automotive Engineering, Design Engineering, Electrical Installation, Construction Management, Commercial Real Estate Services and the Armed Forces to name but a few.
The Academy also welcomed back alumni who shared their current apprenticeship journeys: Lucy Kedian (CPW), Charlie Carpenter and Jack Ingram (Sertec) and Keelan Hale (CBRE.)
As a former student, Jack Ingram added that events such as these “Is a great idea to generate new apprentices.”
The Academy said: “Employer engagements such as these genuinely strengthen our students’ knowledge and enable them to access a variety of inspirational careers. Our students were proactive with some making enquiries for work experience to get further industry knowledge. We pride ourselves on embracing opportunities for all our students, including apprenticeships.
“Thank you to the following companies who were kind enough to attend and invest their time with our future talent: Arconic, the British Army, Birmingham Electrical Training, BMet College, Bosch, CBRE, CPW, Danny Sullivan Group, JLR, Reliable Contractors, Royal Air Force, Schumacher Packaging Ltd, Sertec, Solihull College, Tilbury Douglas.”
Pictured: CBRE with alumni Keelan Hale back centre and student Obi-Omar Madufor