Care Leaver Covenant and Amazing Apprenticeships connect students with leading organisations ready to invest in new talent

Care experienced students from Lewisham and Southwark College today attended a unique apprenticeship event with employers including Galldris Group, Thames Water and Virgin Media.

The event was aimed at showcasing the opportunities work-based learning can offer and the breadth of companies ready to support apprentices from a care background. Students were invited to hear short presentations from current and previous apprentices who are care experienced, talk with training providers versed in working with those from a care background, and hear from businesses currently hiring.

“Events like these are crucial in raising awareness of the many opportunities open to young people, no matter their background,” said Anna Morrison, founder and director of Amazing Apprenticeships, “Seeing the level of businesses represented, all committed to supporting care experienced apprentices and the types of roles on offer is amazing.”

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