Last week we were invited by MidKent College to attend their careers information day at the Medway Campus.

We were one of many large companies attending the day and all were trying to demonstrate the career opportunities at their relevant organization. During the day we spoke to many students explaining our Apprenticeship programme, Traineeships and all the other opportunities we have within the Community Trust. A lot of interest came from students who are just about to complete their First and Second years at the college and wanting to find out more about the various roles. 

The Sports Teaching Apprenticeships that we offer are open to anyone from the age of 16-24 who have not gained a qualification at university and we received a number of CV’s from students interested in any future posts within the Trust..

The apprentices are totally at the school’s disposal where they work for 30 hours per week in a variety of different roles this could include:
•    Sports teaching
•    Assisting with Maths and English lessons
•    Breakfast and lunchtime clubs
•    After school clubs
•    ICT assistance and any other area where the apprentice feels they could offer something different.

Alongside their work placement, the apprentices are also paid £100pw and study a NVQ Diploma in Assisting the Delivery of PS and School Sport. This qualification is totally linked to their work placement within the Primary School and serves as a good level of knowledge that the apprentices gain alongside their work placement.

Gillingham FC Ticket Office Advisor and Support Liaison Officer, Ben Reeves was present to speak about the supporters liaison officer roles at the club and they were equally as well received. 

Community Trust Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, Freddie Wilson said “This was another worthwhile opportunity for us to search for future employees of Gillingham FC and the Community Trust and to spread the word about the opportunities we create for the local community”

To find out more about our Apprenticeship programme please email Freddie Wilson, or 01634 350125

This week sees the ninth annual National Apprenticeship Week which takes place from 14-18 March 2016. The Week, which is co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, is designed to celebrate apprenticeships and the positive impact they have on individuals, businesses and the economy.