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Apprenticeship Event

Students discovered more about apprenticeship routes at an exhibition demonstrating the different career options available to them.

Northampton College organised the event as part of National Apprenticeship Week and there were interactive demonstrations of courses including motor vehicle engineering, electrical, hairdressing, accounting and business admin.

Students in years 9, 10, 11 and sixth form had the chance to talk to course leaders and explore post-16 pathways.

Lysette Howe from Northampton College said: "It was about raising awareness of apprenticeships and making students aware of their options. Sometimes students might not want to do a full-time course: they want to go out to work but you need experience and qualifications. That's when an apprenticeship is a good mix."

Ms Howe said there are normally more applicants than places for apprenticeships so had she had this advice for students to help them stand out from the crowd:

  • Try to get some work experience in your chosen field;
  • Make sure your CV is to the point and looks good - find some CV templates;
  • Look at interview techniques and ask for feedback;
  • Take part in practise interviews and think about what questions you could be asked and how you would answer them.

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