Norfolk Skills Festival and 'By Apprentices' events

Added by Apprenticeships Norfolk on 04/04/2016 3:30pm

The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival

The Norfolk Skills and Careers Festival was organised as a partnership between NCC, the RNAA, City College Norwich, EDGE careers, the Norwich School, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce. The event was aimed at 14-24 years olds to inspire them about their future career options and provide them with the drive to turn their favourite subjects into the right qualifications and skills needed for an apprenticeship, degree, or job. With over 2700 students from 52 school groups this event covered OFSTED’s IAG guidance for schools, students got to meet with over 50 exhibitors covering the 10 priority employment sectors as well as providers of further education and apprenticeships.


By Apprentices event - “Pass the Torch”

 To coincide with the end of Apprenticeships Week 2016, a new Anglia information event to promote apprenticeships to circa 100 individuals and 20 employers was held at The Forum Norwich on Friday 18 March. Match funded by The Skills Funding Agency, Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils’ providers and employers came together to provide an informative day showcasing the intellectual property, products or services engineered by apprentices. In addition, the New Anglia Apprenticeships Ambassadors were available to provide insight to other employers on the benefits of Apprenticeships in the workplace. A further highlight of the event was provided by The Association of Colleges for the Eastern Region (ACER). ACER, commissioned by The Skills Funding Agency, brought the ‘Pass the Torch’ initiative to the event which symbolised the passing on of knowledge to the next generation of apprentices and those employing apprentices. Other partners of the event included members of the Apprenticeships Norfolk Network and media partners, the Archant Group. The event was another initiative to impact and increase the number, level, range and quality of apprenticeships in Norfolk. The event was project managed by Melinda Fargo (CES Employment & Skills Team Project Co-ordinator).