Colby, Jerome, Muhammad, Jahiem, Iman, Inglant and Gemma Lake were all fantastic ambassadors during the six virtual school sessions, answering student’s questions and talking about their lives as apprentices to over 800 students! We’ve had multiple applications since they talked about how much they loved being Aston Group apprentices and some fantastic positive comments about their input.
Additionally, we attended two careers fairs with at Leyton Sixth Form Centre and The London Academy of Sustainable Construction, where Ian and Scott were on hand to give their expert advice to the 1000 students and local residents interested in a career in construction.
Being able to promote our industry to over 2000 people during nine events means that we are able to meet and identify upcoming local talent for future apprenticeships, and have already arranged interviews with a number of the residents we met during the week.
Some of the activities included, running eight apprentice awareness sessions to over 1000 Waltham Forest students at Waltham Forest College, Heathcote School and Higham Park School.
A mentor at Aston Group, Oliver, and his apprentice, Colby attended two live sessions at the College, in front of over 200 students, where they talked about their experiences and daily duties as apprentice and mentor.
Check out the apprentice film we put out on social media throughout National Apprenticeship Week which gives a shout out to our apprentices across all disciplines.To find out more about our current apprentices, read about them in these case studies. They give you insight into how they came to work with us and their experience so far.Visit @astongroupuk on Twitter for more details and activities around National Apprenticeship week 2022.