Apprenticeship Week 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016

Whether you are an individual looking for a career that enables you to develop specialist skills and knowledge, or are an employer looking to take on an apprentice, Milton Keynes College can help. 

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016, Milton Keynes College will be offering information and guidance for both prospective apprentices and employers on the wide range of apprenticeships available at the College through a series of events across the week. 

Meet our Milton Keynes College Apprentices

Engineering apprentice
Read Abigail's story
business apprentice

Read Stewart's story

Hairdressing apprentice  

Read Joe's story

markerting/pr apprentice

Read Alicia's story

engineering apprentice

Read Jeffrey's story

business apprentice

Read Godwin's story

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 Events 

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Interested in an Apprenticeship?
Whether you are looking for a career that enables you to develop specialist skills and knowledge, or are already in employment and want to gain further qualifications, an apprenticeship may be the right choice for you.
As part of national apprenticeship week 2016, Milton Keynes College will be offering information and guidance on the wide range of apprenticeships available at the College at a series of events: 

Thursday 10th March - Apprenticeship Zone at MK College 
Chaffron Way Campus, 5.30-8.00pm

Come and find out more about apprenticeships and how you can get in and go far at our Apprenticeship Zone event on Thursday 10th March, 5.30-8.00pm.
Both employers and past apprentices will be at the event to give you an insight into how apprenticeships can enable you to learn whilst you earn, providing you with real life experience as well as a recognised qualification. Click here to register for the Open Evening.

Some employers attending the Apprenticeship Zone:
AOFA Logo Harland Simon Logo Intertek Logo Mirus IT Logo
Mercedes Logo Nissan Logo Jeanius Logo Niftylift logo

Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th March - The National Apprenticeship Show
Arena MK
Monday 14th – 9.30am-3.30pm & 5.00pm-7.30pm 
Tuesday 15th – 9.30am-3.30pm

On 14 & 15 March 2016 Arena MK will host the first National Apprenticeship Show with over 100 employers and providers showcasing opportunities to thousands of visitors in a lively, interactive, fun and informative setting.
Milton Keynes College will be present in the Education and Learning Zone to promote apprenticeships in a range of industry areas including engineering, hairdressing, business administration, marketing, sports and hospitality as well as giving advice on how to obtain an Apprenticeship with Milton Keynes College. Find out more about the National Apprenticeship Show.

Tuesday 15th March - Apprenticeships at MK College Open Evening
Bletchley Campus, 5.30pm-8.00pm

Come along to our open evening at Bletchley Campus and speak to Apprenticeships Team about the range of apprenticeships Milton Keynes College offers and how you become an apprentice. You will also be able to find out more about our current apprenticeship vacancies. Register for this event here


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Interested in taking on an Apprentice?
Throughout Apprenticeship Week we will also be hosted the following events focused on providing employers with information on how apprenticeship programmes can be tailored to meet your needs as an individual employer as well as providing more information about the new Apprenticeship Levy and how this may affect your organisation.

Tuesday 15th March – Join our Apprenticeships Director at Business 200
Silbury Campus, 6.00-8.00pm. 
For more information, please visit our Networking Page.

Wednesday 16th March - Understanding the Apprenticeship Levy Breakfast Presentation
Silbury Campus, 8.30-10.00am
Announced in 2015, the Apprenticeship Levy aims to fund 3 million Apprenticeships in the UK by 2020. It affects all organisations above a certain size, committing them to either taking on apprentices or paying a percentage of their PAYE wage bill.
This informative presentation, delivered during National Apprenticeship Week and supported by the Skills Funding Agency will aim to tell employers all they need to know about the Apprenticeship Levy and will give an overview of the affect it will have on their organisation.

Speaker: Anna Clarke – Employer and Delivery Services Manager, Skills Funding Agency and National Apprenticeship Service.

If you wish to attend this free event and would like to reserve a place, or would like to find out more about employing apprentices please email: or call Dianne Cook or Gillian Hall on 01908 637056