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The Big Assembly

The Big Assembly

During National Apprenticeship Week, ‘The Big Assembly’ This GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title attempt aims to set the record for the largest online careers advice seminar EVER.

Schools, young people, parents, careers advisors and employers from across the nation are invited at 08.45, on 7 March 2017 to take part in ‘The Big Assembly’ a live video stream to thousands across the UK wanting to find out more about apprenticeships and career options post 16.

The East and West Midlands Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, Workpays and GetMyFirstJob have created this ground-breaking event, with sponsorship from The National Apprenticeship Service and D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Employers including East Midlands Chamber, Boots, Toyota, Highways England, Nottingham City Homes, The BBC, Derry Building Services, Derby Homes, Busy Bees, Young Professionals, Nottingham City Homes, EMH Homes, Futures Housing Group, Nottingham City Council and Uniper have offered sponsorship and a selection of career based prizes for young people which will be awarded during the presentation including shadowing a CEO, being involved in a Boots product launch and much more.

Aiming to get over 5,000 log-ins and setting a new Guinness World Records title in the process, it promises to be an exciting and memorable event.

Introduced by Robert Halfon, the Minister for Apprenticeships, and combining commissioned films by and with apprentices plus live Q&A from expert advisors, the webinar will be focused on career options including apprenticeships.

To get involved pre-register to log on to the 30 minute online careers presentation at

Guinness World Records title definition: This record is for the greatest number of people taking part in a careers advice seminar streamed live over the internet.

About the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network: The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN) is a group of employers whose main aim is to spearhead the drive to engage new employers to commit to apprenticeship delivery in England.

About Workpays: Workpays is a midlands based organisation committed to providing information, guidance and training necessary to enter the labour market. Funded directly by the National Apprenticeship Service, Workpays provide free:

Impartial Information about Traineeships and Apprenticeships to students in years 11-13

• Assemblies: A interactive presentation on everything apprenticeships.

• Group Sessions: An engaging and informative group session culminating in registering on the Governments ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ portal.

• Applications: Supporting Students to seek out and apply for suitable Traineeship and Apprenticeship vacancies.

Training for Teachers

• Workbooks and lesson plans to provide everything a teacher needs to deliver Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge

About GetMyFirstJob: GetMyFirstJob is a social enterprise committed to enhancing work opportunities for young people across the UK, and work young people to find opportunities, and with employers and training providers to find the talent they need. 300,000 young people have signed up via looking for the crucial first steps into the world of work.

About D2N2 LEP: The Local Enterprise Partnership for Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Our vision is a more prosperous, better connected, and increasingly resilient and competitive economy.

About The National Apprenticeship Service:  The National Apprenticeship Service is part of the Skills Funding Agency and supports the delivery of apprenticeships and traineeships in England. The Skills Funding Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Education.

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