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Curt Boon

Good afternoon all,

I was wondering how people are finding the impact to training and apprenticeships through this period?

Have you put things on hold or found ways to keep things going?

Many thanks,

Curt

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Anita Davenport-Brooks

Hello @Curt Boon

At Lander we currently have 105 apprentices,  we have furloughed the majority of them, with just a handful coming in.  We have engaged with our provider to carry on with their qualifications remotely where possible.  We have regular meetings with the provider via Microsoft teams and with the tutors and assessors to monitor progress. Anyone who is falling behind we offer additional support and keep in touch with them.  The one thing we did not want to happen was that they did not continue with their training.  By using different electronic methods they have been able to complete knowledge questions and send in assignments.  Those that need to carry out practical activities as well we are arranging for them to come on site before the end of this academic year on a one to one basis to carry out the assessments and observations following social distancing rules.  If you need to know anymore please get in touch.

Regards

Anita

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Daniel Kirmatzis

Hi @Curt Boon

I noticed this morning that BAE Systems will continue to recruit 800 apprentices this year - more news on this from their website https://www.baesystems.com/en/article/bae-systems-presses-ahead-with-plans-to-recruit-800-apprentices

What is encouraging is that 9000 people applied for the apprenticeship programme. What the manufacturing industry must try to ensure is that those who don't make it into these larger programmes are not left behind. The UK can ill afford to have another lost generation as we found after the financial crisis as the impact of a delayed career in early life can have a significant impact on a person's long-term career opportunities.

Best regards,

Daniel.

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1 hour ago, Anita Davenport-Brooks said:

Hello @Curt Boon

At Lander we currently have 105 apprentices,  we have furloughed the majority of them, with just a handful coming in.  We have engaged with our provider to carry on with their qualifications remotely where possible.  We have regular meetings with the provider via Microsoft teams and with the tutors and assessors to monitor progress. Anyone who is falling behind we offer additional support and keep in touch with them.  The one thing we did not want to happen was that they did not continue with their training.  By using different electronic methods they have been able to complete knowledge questions and send in assignments.  Those that need to carry out practical activities as well we are arranging for them to come on site before the end of this academic year on a one to one basis to carry out the assessments and observations following social distancing rules.  If you need to know anymore please get in touch.

Regards

Anita

Wow... 105 apprentices, I bet they keep you busy! Fantastic to hear though. Thanks for the offer of more information. 

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36 minutes ago, Daniel Kirmatzis said:

Hi @Curt Boon

I noticed this morning that BAE Systems will continue to recruit 800 apprentices this year - more news on this from their website https://www.baesystems.com/en/article/bae-systems-presses-ahead-with-plans-to-recruit-800-apprentices

What is encouraging is that 9000 people applied for the apprenticeship programme. What the manufacturing industry must try to ensure is that those who don't make it into these larger programmes are not left behind. The UK can ill afford to have another lost generation as we found after the financial crisis as the impact of a delayed career in early life can have a significant impact on a person's long-term career opportunities.

Best regards,

Daniel.

Couldn't agree more Daniel. As someone who started a technical apprenticeship at 16, and worked in UK manufacturing for my whole career you won't find anyone more passionate about apprenticeships!

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