Council celebrates career opportunities with National Apprenticeship Week

Published: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Havering Council marks National Apprenticeship Week with a range of events

Havering Council is marking National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March) with a variety of events and activities.

The Council will support the national campaign to celebrate the benefits of apprenticeships, promote career opportunities and encourage local businesses to take on new apprentices.

Supporting this, Havering will be hosting an event which will give young people and their parents an opportunity to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities available at the Council and with local businesses.

Councillor Robert Benham, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families, said:

“Apprenticeships are a great way of being in paid employment while developing skills and gaining a professional qualification.

The open day will show that there are many different types of apprenticeships available for different abilities, and that they are not just for trade jobs, but that opportunities are available in such careers as administration, management and marketing.

These events are always successful and are growing in popularity.”

Apprenticeship Week in Havering

Open Day event: Hall Mead School, Marlborough Gardens, Cranham, on Wednesday, March 6, from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.

The Council, along with local businesses, is offering a range of apprenticeships to encourage year 10 to 13 pupils to look at the career opportunities available.

Local employers as well as Havering College, The Royal Navy and training providers will be taking part in the event, along with the Havering Social Care Academy, who will showcase a range of health and social care roles.

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More about apprenticeships

Graduation event

A reception to celebrate the graduates who have completed their apprenticeships will be held in Havering Town Hall on Friday, March 8. They will have the opportunity to meet the mayor, the council leader and other councillors.

Celebrating our stars

We’ll be promoting current apprentices and apprentice alumni at the Council to learn more about life as an apprentice and where the earn and learn option can take you. Look out for their stories on Twitter @LBofHavering and

Steven, a former business administration apprentice with Havering Council, said:

“By starting an apprenticeship I could enter into an industry with no experience. The apprenticeship allowed me to get my foot in the door and on the career ladder. I was able to learn everything it had to offer, liaise with other internal teams within the council and build up a professional network.”

Katie, who was also a business administration apprentice, said:

“University did not appeal to me because of the debt and I didn’t like the classroom environment, so I applied for an apprenticeship, as I liked the thought of earning whilst I was learning.”