Virtual event success for Modern Apprentices

Virtual event success for Modern Apprentices

Moray's senior phase secondary school pupils and their parents know lots more about Foundation Apprenticeships thanks to DYW Moray's Foundation Apprenticeships Virtual Event.

The informative event was hosted by Phillip Wood and Emma Milton, who are current Digital Marketing Modern Apprentices but have both previously been Business Skills Foundation Apprentices, and both spoke individually to the audience about their different Foundation Apprenticeship experiences.

Phillip Wood (left) and Emma Milton (right) who are current Digital Marketing Modern Apprentices but have both previously been Business Skills Foundation Apprentices

The event, which was broadcast on DYW Moray Facebook Live on 14th December 2021, also featured Cindy Gee, Foundation Apprenticeship Coordinator at Moray College UHI, and Jackie Andrews, Head of Academic Partnerships at Moray College UHI, who both talked in detail about Foundation Apprenticeships, including the benefits they can have to young people and their futures.

Cindy Gee (left), Foundation Apprenticeship Coordinator at Moray College UHI, and Jackie Andrews (right), Head of Academic Partnerships at Moray College UHI

When the event was live, there were over 70 viewers and members of the audience watching from home asked questions during and after the event. In a space of 24 hours, the event went on to be viewed more than 700 times.

Phillip said: "I chose to do a Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship because working in a business and office environment is something that I wanted to do when I left school.

"If you're interested in something and there's a Foundation Apprenticeship available in that or a similar subject, it's something that I would highly recommend.".

Emma said: "Choosing a Foundation Apprenticeship was one of the best choices I made when choosing my subjects at school.

"It helped me to gain confidence, knowledge and work experience and I then had the option to go to college or university and study or go on to do a Modern Apprenticeship.".

The virtual event acted as a replacement to DYW Moray's Foundation Apprenticeships Connect event that was originally due to take place in the Alexander Graham Bell Centre Conference Room at Moray College UHI on 14th December 2021 but was cancelled a few days prior due to announcements regarding COVID-19 made by the Scottish Government and the UK Government.

You can watch the full Foundation Apprenticeships Virtual Event on the DYW Moray YouTube channel or by clicking on the image below.

If you have any questions about Foundation Apprenticeships, please send Cindy (Cindy.Gee.Moray@uhi.ac.uk) or Jackie (Jackie.Andrews.Moray@uhi.ac.uk) an email and they will respond to you as soon as possible.

Apprenticeships.scot logo Aberdeen Science Centre logo Career Ready logo Moray College UHI logo My World of Work logo Marketplace logo Moray Pathways logo