⭐ TASTER DAYS ⭐

Over the next few months we will be holding Taster Days for school leavers to have a go at a sector of their choice.

You will have an opportunity to try Automotive, Childcare, Construction, Hairdressing, Teaching and Education. Opportunities will be available to meet the trade experts and have a guided tour of our state of the art facilities.

BOOK YOUR TASTER DAY NOW AS PLACES ARE LIMITED!

  • Wednesday 20th April 2022 10am
  • Wednesday 20th April 2022 2pm
  • Saturday 23rd April 2022 10am
  • Saturday 23rd April 2022 2pm

Interested in a career in one of these sectors and would like to book on?
Don’t worry there is still time to sign up, but be quick! Spaces are limited so apply now at skillsgroupuk.com/apply

Free parking
Free refreshments available
Parents, Guardian’s and Carers welcome to come along

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School