Portsmouth Schools: One by 2018

One by 2018

Mayfield, Admiral Lord Nelson and Priory lead the way.

A national campaign ‘One by 2020’ which aims to get an Apprentice in every school by 2020 has seen hundreds of schools sign up. 

At PETA we believe that Portsmouth Schools can be even more ambitious and are running a ‘Portsmouth Schools: One by 2018’ campaign.

PETA has over 45 years-experience in Apprenticeships and has already placed Apprentices in a dozen schools including Mayfield, Admiral Lord Nelson and Priory School in Portsmouth. PETA are calling for an Apprentice in every school in the city by 2018.

Bob Hiskey, Director at PETA said: “Apprenticeships offer a very real opportunity for young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in a career, from engineering to IT to business administration, customer service and communications - the options are endless. 

“Apprenticeships offer an alternative to college and university and often ensure that a young person gets on the career ladder faster, while Schools and other Employers benefit from a cost effective, additional resource.

“Employing Apprentices in schools can showcase the benefits that an Apprentice brings to a workplace, as well as helping parents, teachers and pupils understand how Apprenticeships work and seeing the fantastic opportunities they bring to both young people and employers.”

Matt Stedman, Deputy Head Teacher at Mayfield School said: “We had tried to recruit to an ICT Technician post through normal channels, but were not successful in getting a good field. Working with PETA, we were delighted with the high quality field of potential Apprentices they found for us.

“We interviewed six candidates and we could have appointed five. Previously, I had concerns about the amount of bureaucracy involved in taking on an Apprentice, but the process of recruitment is very straightforward.”

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