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13th February 2020

Last week, Hull College celebrated National Apprenticeship Week 2020.

Throughout the week, the Apprenticeship team welcomed learners, staff and visitors to their stand in the Chesters Building where they answered questions and gave advice on how the application process works.

During the Open Event which took place on 8th February, the team were on hand to deliver taster sessions that gave prospective learners an idea of what to expect on an apprenticeship.

We also met with current apprentices to find out how their journey has been so far. From Bricklayers to Photographers and Graphic Designers, we celebrated all the different industries that offer apprenticeships.

Beth Skinner

Beth originally enrolled on the Level 2 Multi-Skilled apprenticeship at age 16, then quickly realised her passion for bricklaying.

Due to Beth’s hard work and determination, she has been selected to represent women in manufacturing at the WIME Careers Fair on 3rd March and the Pathways to Construction conference on 24th March in Bath. We can’t to hear how she gets on.


Lewis Danby-Shippey

After enrolling onto a Level 3 Photography course, Lewis decided an apprenticeship would be the best route for developing his freelancing skills and working with a wide range of clients and briefs.

With offers of full-time employment already rolling in, Lewis’s dream of becoming a Commercial Photographer may soon become a reality.


Erin Temple

After visiting various university open days, Erin realised this wasn’t the route for her. Still determined to continue her education, Erin found that an apprenticeship provided everything she was looking for – qualifications and experience in a full-time role.

Now working as the Graphic Designer apprentice at City of York Council, Erin loves seeing the work she creates all over the city. Once her apprenticeship ends, Erin will remain with the same employer and hopes to one day work as a freelance designer.


If you’re considering going down the apprenticeship route, you can find out more HERE