Specsavers is helping to promote apprenticeships to every school in England through Apprenticeships Live broadcasts

Posted on January 05, 2018
Author: Sam Reed

Schools in England can now access the very latest apprenticeship information directly from employers and their apprentices - through a new Apprenticeships Live broadcast initiative.

Specsavers is delighted to be participating in this exciting initiative. Students and teachers can speak directly to apprenticeship employers and their apprentices live online. During the broadcast they will hear about the latest opportunities on offer, the skills employers are looking for and how students can best prepare themselves for working life after school or college.

Guy Kidd, National Apprenticeships Business Partner said: 'At Specsavers we believe that apprenticeships are a great way to unlocking the potential of our people and provide a way for them to embark and build successful and fulfilling careers. We now have over 350 apprentices in Specsavers and we are proud of their achievements and the value they bring to our business. The feedback from our partners and managers has been incredibly positive with many seeing their apprentices as key members of their teams, who go on to further development within the business. We are equally proud of those within our teams who have really looked after their apprentices, nurturing and supporting them in their roles.'

Funded by the National Apprenticeship Service and part of the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools (ASK) project, the engaging and interactive experience will stream directly to schools – whether on individual PCs or tablets, an interactive whiteboard in a classroom or a projector during assembly. Secondary schools and colleges across England have signed up to be part of the broadcasts which will run through to July 2018.

Sue Husband, Director, National Apprenticeship Service added: 'These live broadcasts will give young people considering an apprenticeship real insight into what it’s like to be an apprentice and what’s required from an apprentice in the workplace today. We have some fantastic apprenticeship employers lined up to give their vision of what qualities an apprentice needs to bring to the role and the brilliant opportunities they can expect. These broadcasts will reach thousands of young people and will really give them a taste for how far they can go with an apprenticeship.' 

Schools looking to sign up to a live broadcast or view previous recordings on catch up should visit: http://amazingapprenticeships.com/live-broadcasts

Share your thoughts with us on the apprenticeship live broadcasts on Twitter: @Apprenticeships / @SpecsaversJobs

To find out more about our apprenticeship programmes now click here