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National Apprenticeship Week Day 4

National Apprenticeship Week Day 4

Published: 11 February 2021

Are you looking at different post-16 options? This week is National Apprenticeship Week, showcasing this pathway available to school leavers! An Apprenticeship is the best way to earn whilst you learn, combining a qualification course at JRC with on-the-job training and experience. If you’re considering an Apprenticeship, hear from some of our Apprentices below to inspire you!

We welcomed a few different virtual visitors today, starting with Cigdem Turkan, Education, Training & Employment Manager at Palace for Life Foundation, who spoke to our Sports students, who were intrigued to hear all about the pathways into careers and got some great insight! Our Creative Arts students had an inspiring session with Sarah Perry, Early Careers Lead EMEA at Warner Media.She introduce their Apprenticeship Scheme, commenting "doing an Apprenticeship is a really valuable option." It was so exciting to hear about some of the benefits of their scheme, as well as the range of departments in which they offer work, from Finance to Photo Journalism!

Finally, our Science and Engineering Students enjoyed a talk by Gert Rohrmann, Training & Development Manager from Siemens. He introduced the many opportunities available from entry level to graduate level including Apprenticeships across a wide range of engineering sectors. 


Sarah Perry, Warner Media

Q: What advice would you give someone considering an Apprenticeship?

“Dedicate yourself to it – if you work hard the rewards will come!” Dan, Cleaning & Support Apprenticeship

“Organise yourself and make sure you have somewhere quiet to study” Jade, Childcare Apprentice

“This is a massive opportunity, however remember the commitment required to complete it” Lorna, HR Apprentice

National Apprenticeship Week Quiz RESULTS

Here are the responses of our NAW quiz, let us know how you did on social media, by tagging us on Instagram @johnruskincollege, @JRuskinCollege on Twitter or by searching John Ruskin College on Facebook and LinkedIn!

1. Q: How many NAWs have there been?
A: This is the 14th 

20% of you got this right on Instagram!

2. Q: What is the theme of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week?       
A: Build The Future 

20% of you got this right on Instagram!

3. Q: What is a Level 3 Apprenticeship equivilant to?
A: A Level

90% of you got this right on Instagram!

4. Q: In which of these industries can you get an Apprenticeship? 
A: All of these (and more!)

70% of you got this right on Instagram!

5.  Q: How old do you have to be to start an Apprenticeship?          
A: 16 

76% of you got this right on Instagram!

We’ve also posted a few polls and questions for you to get involved with on our Instagram Stories, so if you’re on Instagram, come and say hi!

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