Former Student Eilidh, is the Runner Up Apprentice of the Year
Apprenticeship introduction for Year 12
Alumni Apprenticeship Success
On 24th January, we were delighted to welcome back ex-student Eilidh Malcolm (2019 Leaver) who has almost completed her Degree Apprenticeship with leading, prestigious pharmaceutical company GSK. Eilidh delivered an excellent lunchtime Careers Workshop, open to all students, for our Careers Lead Claire Jonas, followed by a dedicated session during Period 5 for Year 12 students.
We were thrilled to learn that Eilidh has been awarded the Runner Up position in a national competition Apprentice of the Year – and following her presentations to students we can see why she was a winner. The awards ceremony, held at a smart London hotel, was a grand occasion with some high profile celebrities supporting the event.
As apprenticeships are an important feature of the careers options actively promoted at TBSHS to our students, Year 12 benefitted from a comprehensive Apprenticeships Introduction session on 24 January. Laura Hackett of Amazing Apprentices gave an informative overview of the key features of apprenticeships, the range available and how to find them. All her points were then excellently brought to life by co-hosts Eilidh Malcolm (see above) and another alumnus, Jake Hepworth, who gave terrific accounts of their apprenticeship journeys to date. Jake is in the first year of his construction degree apprenticeship with Hill Developers.
Fiona Price, Post-18 Co-ordinator, commented, “It was wonderful to welcome Eilidh and Jake back into school to share their apprenticeship experience in a fantastic triple act with Laura. They both shared their personal experience in a most engaging manner which reflected their personality, maturity and enthusiasm, and which totally confirmed many of the positive points that Laura had made in general about the apprenticeship route. Laura commented that she wished they could be at all the presentations she makes! It is easy to see why Eilidh and Jake are doing so well and we wish them continued success with their combined work and study.”