Apprenticeship fair inspires Tower Hamlets students

Mulberry School for Girls recently hosted an apprenticeship fair for sixth form students from Mulberry, Bishop Challoner and St Paul’s Way Trust to find out more information about the opportunities available to them after they finish their exams.

Supported by a grant from the Education and Employers Task Force and arranged in with National Apprenticeship Service, the fair was attended by big apprentice employers including Deloitte, KPMG and Agilisys. Business volunteers also held sessions on CV writing and gave valuable interview advice.

IT and business services provider, Agilisys, brought along four apprentices. Among them was 19-year-old Rema Rohim, a former Mulberry student. She said: “I wasn’t too sure what I wanted to do when I left school last year but I started researching opportunities on the internet and then my sister told me that Agilisys were looking for apprentices, so I applied. They had 150 applicants, there were six places and I got through. I have been here since August last year working in Creative and Digital Media, although I do a bit of everything. I’m really enjoying it and it has re-kindled my love of media. At the same time, I am doing a Level 3 BTEC in Creative and Digital Media.”

Rebecca Reale, Head of Recruitment at Agilisys Arch, said: “They are all doing really well and they are a valued asset to the team.”

David Way, Executive Director, National Apprenticeship Service, said: “Events like this, where young people have the opportunity to meet employers face to face and find out about Apprenticeships first hand, are therefore incredibly important and we warmly welcome the work being done by Tower Hamlets EBP to promote Apprenticeships in this way.”