Peterborough school urges other educators to employ apprentices

Discovery Primary School, one of the biggest supporters of the government’s apprenticeship plans in the East of England, is now encouraging other schools to hire young recruits as David Cameron plans to have every school hiring at least one apprentice by 2020.


Huge opportunity for the UK’s workforce

Earlier this year, the Prime Minister announced that the ‘One by 2020’ campaign will be offering thousands of people to gain an apprenticeship in schools across the nation, enabling young workers to gain experience in areas such as Teaching Assistants, PE & School Sport, Business Administration and Facilities Management job roles.

Based in Walton, Peterborough, Discovery deputy head Abbie Muir has urged other educators to hire apprentices.

‘‘I would definitely recommend that every school joins the ‘One by 2020’ programme,’’ said Muir.


Support for apprentices is excellent

Discovery is one of the first schools in the East of England to have signed up to the National School Apprenticeships’ (NSA) campaign, and already has six teaching assistant apprentices on its books.

The NSA is currently working with over 3000 schools from around the UK on the project, which coincides with the Prime Minister’s plans to have three million new apprentices in the UK by 2020.

‘‘The application and recruitment process was made really easy and the level of ongoing support that is provided to both the school and the apprentices throughout their apprenticeship is excellent,’’ continued the deputy head.