Students from CONEL and local schools given information by representatives from companies such as; Siemens, NTAR, Bombardier, Alstom, Thales Eurostar, Cory energy and Miele, regarding Apprenticeship opportunities within their companies.
The event opened with a talk and presentations in the Hub to students, detailing the types of jobs the visiting companies were offering within the Engineering sector.
Diandra Marshall-Bruce, a current Siemens apprentice explained her journey as an apprentice at the London Rail Academy at CONEL’s Enfield Centre:
The group then went down to the London Rail Academy to view the training facilities and to engage with representatives from the companies to find out more information about the jobs on offer. Classes were running while the group was there, giving prospective students an authentic insight into the courses that interested them.
Barry Connelly – Director, London Rail Academy said: “The event today provided an opportunity for over 500 young people to view our excellent Engineering training facility and to engage with a number of our blue chip clients to discuss the possibility of joining them as an apprentice.”
Our training arm, Capital City College Training, also made an appearance, helping students apply and talking them through the apprenticeships available.
Project Consultant for NSAR-Connect, Nigel Eagers, said: “I think you can see that CONEL leads the way in promoting rail courses and apprenticeships. It reaches out very successfully to local communities, reaching a wide and diverse range of talent, delivering high quality apprenticeships that really benefit the industry, and leading the way in Apprenticeship delivery for the rail industry as a college!” NSAR-Connect is “a placement service that provides employers with candidates who have successfully been through an industry-leading assessment process.”
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London student Akram Husaen said: “I have been looking at apprenticeships online but coming here has allowed me to go in more detail and speak to the companies.”
The Rail and Engineering Apprenticeship and Career Event takes place annually. It provides a great opportunity for students to get a deeper understanding of the life that awaits them after education.