We had a wonderful week at West London College during National Apprenticeships Week 2022! With apprenticeship events to attend and stage, getting out and about to meet our many amazing local schools, apprentices and employers – and winning a highly prestigious award for the West London College Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub, it’s certainly been a week to remember.
MEET SOME OF OUR APPRENTICES AND EMPLOYERS
Throughout the week we posted short video clips from some of our apprentices and employers, including top construction companies: EE Smith, Redrow, CoTrain and Taberner Plaster Mouldings.
We also featured a video from one of our catering apprentices with NOON Foods, the company that specialises in supplying delicious ready meals to leading supermarket chains.
To see all of the videos of our apprentices, employers and some of our teachers too, please visit the National Apprenticeships Week 2022 playlist:
HERE’S A ROUNDUP OF OUR ACTIVITIES!
Monday 7 February
Ealing Youth Hub Launch
In the morning, West London College officially launched the Ealing Youth Hub at Ealing Green College, which is a partnership project between Jobcentre Plus and West London College. The Ealing Youth Hub was officially launched as Cllr Bassam Mahfouz, Ealing Council Member for Decent Living Incomes cut the red ribbon. The Ealing youth hub is aimed at 16-24 year olds living in Ealing.
To find out what the Ealing Youth Hub can do for you, register for an appointment. Please visit: https://www.wlc.ac.uk/your-college/about/ealing-youth-hub
Twyford CofE School Outreach Visit
In the afternoon, one of our Business Development Officers, Serge Wyett visited Twyford CofE High School to talk to young people about all the exciting Apprenticeship opportunities we have at West London College. Thank you so much for having us.
Tuesday 8 February
Virtual Apprenticeships Fair
West London College held our Virtual Apprenticeships Fair, which was a panel event with discussion for parents, carers, careers advisers, teachers, employers and apprenticeship seekers. With a wealth of information from experts in the field and frequently asked questions, you can access a recording from the event here: https://youtu.be/gxd1NnIpAjY
Thursday 10 February
Virtual Supported Internship Showcase
West London College hosted a virtual talk about our Supported Internships and the process involved in becoming a Supported Intern. To find out more about our supported internships, please visit: https://www.wlc.ac.uk/courses/inclusive-learning
Staff Apprentices Celebratory Lunch
Twelve West London College staff apprentices came together to celebrate National Apprenticeships Week 2022 over lunch at the College’s commercial restaurant T.A.S.T.E. The networking event provided a useful mechanism to celebrate West London College’s commitment to staff training, share best practice and hopefully pave the way for this to become an annual event in the College’s schedule.
Phoenix Academy School Outreach Visit
One of our Business Development Officers, Haitham Dakka, visited Phoenix Academy School to give a talk on Apprenticeships. Haitham spoke to Year 11s about the exciting pathways they can take after finishing their GCSES.
West London Business Awards 2022
West London College was named ‘Education & Training Provider of the Year’ at the West London Business Awards for our work running the West London Hub of the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA). The black tie event was held at Twickenham Stadium and former British tennis player, now radio and TV presenter Annabel Croft gave out the glittering awards.
We can’t wait until National Apprenticeships Week 2023 and we hope to see you then too!
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