South Essex College celebrates National Apprenticeship Week

South Essex College has been celebrating apprenticeships this week with lots activities and events.

NATIONAL Apprenticeship Week runs from 3-7 February. An apprenticeship is a real job with training which allows you to earn while you learn and gain a nationally-recognised qualification.

The college has released a number of case studies about its current apprentice students plus educated people and businesses about the apprenticeship levy.

Ellie Edwards is a Business Administration Apprentice at Mears, working in its Thurrock office whilst also studying at the college.

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Mears is one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers to both the public and private sector, Ellie’s office works with Thurrock Council.

She chose the apprentice route because she would rather be in a work based environment than a school or college. She said: “I love how friendly everyone is at the company, they make me feel really welcome.”

James Beattie is studying for his second apprenticeship qualification at Transit UK in Southend.

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He originally completed a Level 2 Logistics course at the company and is now undertaking a Level 3 Team Leader apprenticeship to further improve his career prospects.

James works as a Freight Account Manager, looking after customers and building relationships with them. He said: “I found the role on the apprenticeship website. I’d never heard of logistics before, I didn’t know what is was but it’s actually quite interesting and good fun.

For more information, visit https://www.southessex.ac.uk/apprenticeships

or email apprenticeships@southessex.ac.uk

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