Apprenticeship Masterclass to offer support and guidance to young people through the Covid-19 outbreak
A myth-busting apprenticeship masterclass re-launched Suffolk Business Hub events on as businesses were welcomed to Framlingham Technology Centre to find out about the practicalities of hiring an apprentice.
The free event was led by Seckford Foundation Rural Apprenticeships and Mentoring Manager Jenny Stockman and was a fantastic way to get the word out about their work shortly before the lockdown.
Seckford Foundation is now building on the success of this event to support young people following the closure of schools and nationwide lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and is working to ensure isolated young people and their families are supported with well-being and careers mentoring.
There are many Year 11 and Year 13s who have ambitions to take the apprenticeship route and may not have yet secured a place. Seckford Foundation is working with young people to build their CVs, help them understand, evaluate and evidence their skills and be properly prepared for when this unprecedented situation passes and movement restrictions are lifted.
One to one mentoring for careers and wellbeing will continue remotely for Seckford Springboard. A weekly conversation for those feeling anxious, confused or isolated can be vital. Seckford Springboard is open for new referrals for those in rural Suffolk aged 25 and under, more information can be found at www.seckfordspringboard.org.uk.
Utilising video, online communication platforms and social media Seckford Foundation will also share careers and apprenticeships focussed workshops. These will be shared directly with schools to enable them to use resources as part of their ongoing remote learning programme for students. Jenny Stockman said: “It was fantastic to welcome so many interested parties to the apprenticeships masterclass. In the evolving situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, I am pleased Seckford Springboard is able to offer support and guidance to isolated young people during this difficult time so that when this crisis passes they are ready to go.”