Apprenticeship opportunities were on offer to adults and young people when Havering Colleges held an information and advice session in a pop-up shop at the Mercury Mall, Romford last Thursday.
The event was part of National Apprenticeship Week and enabled passing shoppers, parents and teenagers to explore current vacancies across many industries, update their CVs and set up online accounts.
The pop-up shop was supported by Havering Council, Prospects, the Job Centre, Wates Construction and Measom Dryline and was busy all day with visitors eager to find out more about courses and careers for the future.
A team of our Student Ambassadors gave out leaflets to shoppers and people working in the shopping centre to publicise the pop-up shop and the offers available.
During National Apprenticeship Week Havering Colleges also held numerous challenges, events and competitions.
On Tuesday our Quarles campus hosted a Plumbing competition and we exhibited at the London Borough of Havering’s Apprenticeship Fair in Romford as well as taking part in an employer event at the Premier Cinema that we co-hosted with the Local Authority involving many schools from across the borough.
On Wednesday we had Electrical competitions at Ardleigh Green and also organised the Metro Bank Schools Challenge for local Year 10 pupils. Later that evening we participated in a liaison event hosted by Marshalls Park School.
Last, but not least, on Friday we hosted the launch of the Aspiring Leaders programme in partnership with Havering Academy of Leadership.