Apprenticeships on the curriculum

Students at The Buckingham School learn about apprenticeships
Students at The Buckingham School learn about apprenticeships

Students at The Buckingham School have learned about apprenticeships from a local company.

The presentation was delivered to all Year 11 and sixth form students by Buckingham company the BCQ Group.

This followed several months of working together with to set up a collaboration between the the company and the school, with a view to inspiring local students to work in local companies.

This will now be an annual commitment from BCQ, as part of its community initiative.

The idea of apprenticeship is part of BCQ’s company ethos, as four members of its staff took their apprenticeships in print about 27 years ago and are still with the firm today. BCQ will be holding an open day in April for any students interested in learning more about working in print and the apprenticeships that go with it. It will be joined by the head of learning operations at the British Printing Federation (BPiF ).

The company will then be looking at carrying out a recruitment day for students who are interested in committing to an apprenticeship once their exams are completed in the summer.

Managing director Chris Knowles said: “The benefits are huge with investing in apprentices at BCQ. Young people bring fresh ideas and the natural drive of youth into an established but technologically advanced industry – a perfect combination.”