National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2019

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Earlier this year, we celebrated 🎉 National Apprenticeships Week. See what we got up to!

National Apprenticeships Week celebrates apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Monday 4th March

In association with Cleshar, we kicked it off by hosting our annual schools challenge final for Year 12 and 13 students, Innovate TfL, where we celebrated the creativity 🎨 and ingenuity of young people.

We asked participants to work in teams to develop an innovation for TfL to meet the Mayor’s transport priorities; healthy streets and healthy people; 👣 a good public transport experience and new homes and jobs. The final saw four teams compete out of a total of 61 schools who registered.

The winning team for 2019 is ‘Mind the Girls’ from Northwood College for Girls. The team came up with a fantastic innovation which will be co-sponsored by Michele Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2 and Claire Mann, Director of Bus Operations. The winning teams were awarded personal tablets 💻 presented by Jennette Arnold – Assembly Member Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest, Mike Brown MVO – Commissioner TfL, and Damian Tiernan, Executive Director Cleshar.

The runners-up are from The Henrietta Barnett School who were highly commended, and the other two finalist teams are London Academy and Yavneh College.  All finalist teams will gain work experience with TfL during the summer ☀.

That’s not all… Look at what else we have been up to during National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2019:

Tuesday 5 March

City & Guilds Group, who work with education providers and employers to help people, businesses and economies grow, hosted a celebration of Apprenticeships Careers fair. We took part in a Q&A 🙋‍♂️🙋‍♀️ panel alongside Warner Bros, Starbucks, EY and Google to answer questions about apprenticeships from over 400 attendees including Schools, students and the general public.

The Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College

We were invited to present our apprenticeship schemes to students, which received great interest with students wanting to apply ✍!

Wednesday 6 March

Newham Workplace invited us to attend their Apprenticeship Fair which had over 350 attendees on the day which was great 😊!

Thursday 7 March

The Peabody Apprenticeship and Job Fair with Peabody, who provide homes 🏡 and services across London. TfL took part in this huge event with 1200 job seekers interested in apprenticeships roles which generated a great interest in our opportunities.

TfL hosted their annual Supply Chain Apprenticeship Fair at Central Hall, Westminster which showcased more than 500 jobs 😮 and apprenticeships on offer from TfL and its suppliers which had a fantastic turnout with people queuing at our apprentice stands, eager to find out more!

Friday 8 March

Last but not least…Transport for London held their 6th Military, Partners & Spouses Talent Day which had exciting career opportunities for Ex-Military 🎖 personnel Service Leavers, partners & spouses based on their future career goals which included the TfL apprenticeship stand.