180 young people from Lambeth schools and colleges attend Lambeth Apprenticeship conference 2018
12 March 2018
An array of industry representatives including Mace, Seetec, Wilmot Green, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and ITV attended the annual Lambeth Ambitions Apprenticeship conference on 8 March at the Kia Oval, showcasing potential career paths to pupils from local schools and colleges.
The annual conference was supported by the London Borough of Lambeth in partnership with Lambeth College and London South Bank University (LSBU).
Other guests joining included Mencap, The Rio Ferdinand Foundation and youth training organisation Roots and Shoots, plus Lambeth school careers leads, head teachers, apprentices and year 11-plus students.
Cllr Jane Edbrooke, Cabinet Member for Children and Schools, said: “Giving young people access to opportunity is a key objective for this council. Lambeth’s position at the heart of London means we are experiencing real economic growth.
“This conference is an example of how we are working hard to make sure everyone benefits from that growth. Apprenticeships really work for some people, proving to be a way into a well-paid job with and a rewarding career.”
Sarah Gordon, Head of Outreach at LSBU, said: “LSBU is proud to work in partnership with Lambeth Council and Lambeth College to support young people in Lambeth towards making the right choices for their future career.”
It is the third time this annual conference has been held in the borough during National Apprenticeship Week from 5-9 March. During that week employers and apprentices take the opportunity to celebrate the success of apprenticeships, and encourage others to choose apprenticeships as a pathway to a great career.