More About - Apprentice Panels
22 September 2023

More About - Apprentice Panels

Our apprentice panels are a great way to ease pre and post-16 students to the non-traditional academic routes available to them via educational providers and private industry. We have 3 panels coming up; see which would be best for you, and your workplace, and get booked!

Tuesday 10th October (9:30 – 11 am): Airedale Apprenticeship Panel – Keighley College

What is a Manufacturing Apprenticeship all about?

Apprentices from leading companies such as Keighley Laboratories, Fives Landis, Produmax, Solenis and Spooner will speak about their apprenticeship journey and answer your questions – how do you get an apprenticeship? what does a typical day/week/year look like? how long will it take? what will I learn? what qualification will I receive? what’s it like working in a company?

John Hampshire (West Yorkshire Combined Authority) and Clare Fitzgerald (Keighley College) will host this panel session.

Suitable for Year 8 – 13 students. Addresses Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 4, 5 & 7.

Friday 13th October (9:30 – 11 am): Bradford Apprenticeship Panel – Bradford New College

What type of Manufacturing Apprenticeship can I do?

Lucy Parr (Solenis) and Calvin Bowers (APPRIS Apprenticeship Training) will host a diverse panel of manufacturing industry apprentices. Find out the different roles and apprenticeships available within the manufacturing and engineering sector.

All the questions you’ve wanted to ask and the ones you currently haven’t imagined will be answered by people who really know all things apprenticeships!

Suitable for Year 8 – 13 students. Addresses Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 4, 5 & 7.

Tuesday 17th October (9:30 – 11 am): Women in Manufacturing – Bronte Girls Academy

What can manufacturing offer a young woman like me? Why should I consider a career in manufacturing?

Victoria Wainwright (Azets) and Dr. Elaine Brown (University of Bradford) will host a panel of leading women (Solenis, Christeyns, Stitch Society, Keighley Laboratories) discussing their training and career pathways in manufacturing. Ask the questions that matter to you and be inspired by women who have walked in your footsteps.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Mayor, Tracey Brabin, will open the event and be present for the morning.

Suitable for Year 9 – 13 students. Addresses Gatsby Benchmarks 3, 4, 5 & 7.

FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER (Time TBC): Model Engine marvels - Bradford College

Curious about the world of automation? Do you see yourself developing in this ever-changing world of vehicle manufacturing and maintenance?

Look no further; sign up for our model engine-making workshop.

The Leap, in partnering with Mission 44, Bradford College, and Bradford Council are conducting workshops to offer Year 10 & 11 students a practical, hands-on workshop where you'll build a model engine and learn about where your interest in engines could take you in the future and career pathways.

Through building a functional model of a 4-cylinder Engine, the workshop will enable participants to:

• Build an engine from component parts to a completed, battery-powered working model.
• Understand how a combustion engine works - its main operating principles and functions.
• Appreciate the practical skills required in engine building.
• Learn about mechanical systems and engineering.
• Ignite your passion for engineering, automotive technology and careers in STEM and motorsports.
• Work with an educator and experience a valuable learning experience.

How to Book

Bookings are handled through the SkillsHouse portal. Use your normal log-in, find the event you're interested in and register there. Log into your normal SkillsHouse account and select the events you'd like to attend there -> SkillsHouse Log-in


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