It’s National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2017

By Vicki Sloan, 07 March 2017

It’s National Apprenticeship Week #NAW2017 and what a week we’re having!

Lots of our teams across England have been sourcing apprenticeships and here’s just a few of the exciting REED NCFE success stories.

REED NCFE Barnet & Southgate College, placed a student in an apprenticeship;

Bradley started his Higher Level Apprenticeship with Learner Services in Barnet & Southgate College.  

The College say;

"He has made an instant impact.  He is willing to help everyone, staff and students.  He is friendly, approachable and learner focus which is perfect for the post.  His excellent IT skills mean he understands the problems that  learners face in using computers and he can help them with those problems.  Bradley is managing his work and his course work brilliantly and is currently well on target for completion".

A colleauge says;

"He has fitted in to the team so well in such a short time.   He is the perfect advert for the apprenticeship –  Why?   If you are willing to work hard and engage , you will succeed but enjoy the experience too.  Bradley is the ideal apprentice".



REED NCFE Sunderland College have been busy and have placed;

Ryan Macklin @ Liebherr

Ryan Macklin was an Accident Repair student at the college studying his Level 2 Diploma. In his second year of study Ryan was required to carry out a work placement, and was lucky enough to secure this placement with Liebherr, a crane and offshore manufacturing firm. Ryan massively impressed the company during his placement and was able to secure a Paint Principles apprenticeship with Liebherr and now preps and paints machines that are larger than anything he dealt with in college. Ryan is currently an outstanding apprenticeship student and is on course to complete his Level 3 Apprenticeship in October of this year.

Jake Fletcher @ Wrap Monkey

Jake Fletcher was a Level 3 Accident Repair student with Sunderland College and carried out a work placement with a local accident repair company where he received excellent feedback. Off the back of Jake's work placement he was selected for a trial with Wrap Monkey, an up and coming business which works with all kinds of high end vehicles. Jake impressed on trial and was offered an apprenticeship with the company. Through his apprenticeship Jake has learned the skill of Vehicle Wrapping, an extremely niche ability and something only a very select few specialists can do in the north east. Having completed his apprenticeship Jake is now a full time member of staff with Wrap Monkey, and continuing to work with high end vehicles, in the next 2 weeks he will be working with top of the line cars such as Porsche and Lamborghini.

Abbie Waites @ Sunderland College

Abbie Waites came to REED NCFE at the College in the run up to Christmas after applying for a Business Admin apprenticeship. Throughout her Interview Abbie spoke quite passionately about her love of football and how in an ideal world she would work in a sporting role, however she didn’t feel this was realistic having never come across a sports apprenticeship in her job search. Luckily for Abbie, a couple of days before her interview, we had started to search for a Women and Girls Football Apprentice who could help increase participation within the sport. Abbie has now delivered her first “soccer-cise” classes and is currently in London for her #ThisGirlCan training. 

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Vicki Sloan

Business Support and Marketing Coordinator