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National Apprenticeship Week

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, pupils will be viewing presentations and taking part in activities in form time. Here are some extra resources that may be of interest to some. Build The Future: Morgan Sindall Insight Experience  I  7-13 February 2022 Day and Session 9:30–10:30 13:30–14:30 18:00–19:00 Monday 7th – Introduction to Construction Morning Session  Afternoon Session  Evening Session  Tuesday 8th – Meet the Trade Apprentices Morning Session  Afternoon Session  Evening Session  Wednesday 9th – Meet the Technical Apprentices Morning Session  Afternoon Session  Evening Session  Thursday 10th – What you need to know about applying for apprenticeships Morning Session  Afternoon Session  Evening Session  Friday 11th – University vs Apprenticeships Morning Session  Afternoon Session  Evening Session  Interested In Joining? Please register for one of the three opportunities offered each day by clicking on the links provided within the table above. Students can register as individuals or schools/colleges can register as a group. Register as a Young Person user (individual): Register as a group:   Rate My Apprenticeship As many of you know, we’ve got an exciting week coming up that is designed to help and inspire students in the world of work. So, what is it? Next week is the 15th annual National Apprenticeship Week! National Apprenticeship Week (or #NAW2022) is an event that celebrates apprenticeships around the UK. It brings together employers, apprentices and training providers as well as any other young people interested in taking the apprenticeship path. WANT MORE DETAILS? It takes place during the 7th - 13th February 2022 and the theme of the week is #BuildTheFuture for a second year running. The aim is to help aspiring apprentices reach their career goals by providing them with all the useful skills they will need to achieve this. This year, we will be hosting our first ever Instagram Live, joined by current apprentices to share their knowledge and inspire others to take their first steps in the apprenticeship world. Expect to see topics discussed such as... • How to make their applications stand out • What a day in the life of an apprentice is really like • Social perks of being an apprentice Encouraging students to join the Live will help focus on the apprentice experience, followed by tips and advice. For those that attend on Wednesday 9th February at 6pm, there will be a chance to win a £100 Deliveroo voucher! The winner will be announced at the end of the session. TAKE ME TO INSTAGRAM   South Essex College Virtual Information Event Monday 7 February, 4 - 8pm Following the success of last year's events, we are running another Apprenticeship Virtual Information Event to kick off National Apprenticeship Week. Members of our Apprenticeship team will be available for 1:1 advice and guidance sessions. All you need to do is book a time slot and let us know whether you would prefer to be contacted via telephone or a virtual meeting on Microsoft Teams. Book now Apprenticeships at South Essex College We offer a variety of apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 5, starting at various times throughout the year. To find out more about the apprenticeships we offer, or to fill out an expression of interest form, visit the Apprenticeships page on our website. Click here Apprenticeship FAQs Click below to view our guide that tells you all you need to know about apprenticeships. Apprenticeship FAQs Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more college news and updates.

In Memory of Gwynne Mack

St Clere’s staff, Governors and The Osborne Trust are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Gwynne Mack, former Deputy Headteacher of St Clere's School. Gwynne (born 25/3/1943) was appointed as Deputy Headteacher while St Clere’s School was in temporary accommodation at Hassenbrook School in 1978. Gwynne was one of the founding members of staff who set up St Clere’s School. Before taking up this post, Gwynne had taught Geography at Harrowfield Boys’ School; Gaynes School Upminster and Eastbrook School Dagenham. Gwynne also worked as Head of Gaynes Centre Evening Adult Education alongside his daytime job. Following his retirement in 1997, Gwynne continued to play a significant role at the school, as a school governor and a trustee of St Clere's Co-operative Academy Trust. Gwynne devoted his life to the education and well-being of young people. He is responsible for the well established House system at St Clere’s. The rewards system still in place today around House competition in sport and general knowledge were all organised by him. Students still take pride in their House membership and value the history of this system. We still follow his vision for healthy competition, charity and rewards today. ‘Gwynne’s presence has always been, and continues to be, a part of St Clere’s School. His reputation goes before him because he left such firm ‘footprints’ which still form the fabric of the provision we provide for our students today’ Mrs Hughes, Head Teacher of St. Clere’s ‘Gwynne Mack was the founding Deputy Headteacher at the school who developed the school’s pastoral systems that remain so strong today. I was personally supported by Gwynne as part of my induction into the school. His support assured my success as the second Headteacher and I offer my sincere condolences to his wife and family’ Mr Griffiths, (previous Head Teacher at St. Clere’s) CEO of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. We extend our sympathy to his wife and family. St Clere’s School and the Osborne Trust will be represented at his funeral, next week. Any donations, as requested by his family, will go to the Alzheimer's Society.