In recent years, the Stationers’ Company has initiated an annual Apprentice event. The objective is to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities and to link young people from across greater London with potential employers. Last year Apprentice 19 was held in the City of London’s Guildhall in association with the City of London Corporation. It was a great success with over 60 participating Companies (potential employers and providers) and 2,500 – 3000 students from across Greater London. This year Apprentice 20 will be again be in the glorious setting of the Guildhall and will be on 29 and 30 June 2020. The Stationers’ Company, The Lord Mayor and the City of London intend to give this event their very strongest level of support in 2020.
If you are an employer with an apprenticeship programme or a provider, we would be delighted to discuss your involvement. We expect at least as many students, if not more, over the course of the two days. There is no cost beyond staffing your stand and providing engaging materials. However, there is pressure on places and we would be most grateful if you would contact us as soon as possible if you wish to discuss your participation.
The hours will be 10.00 am – 3.30 pm and you can set up on Sunday evening or from 7.00 am on Monday morning. You will have power and Wi-Fi. Apprentice 20 is aimed at years 10,11,12 and 13 although the 29th June will be post 16 only.
Some comments about Apprentice 19:
‘The feedback from my team was very positive. We are taking on 5 interns, 3 of which will take on an 18-month apprenticeship this year. The event served to promote these positions well. I can speak for the team in saying that it was an event we were proud to be part of.’
James Duckenfield, CEO, Hobs 3-D,
‘It was a great pleasure to be part of this amazing event and so pleased to see how many students were present.’ Anne Ashworth, Pearson Plc
‘Apprentice 19 was a fantastic event! Students were very engaged and interested in learning more about apprenticeships in professional services. It was great to see enthusiasm from all year groups.’
Katherine Holdstock, PwC Student Recruitment Manager
Apprentice 19 was very informative, as I was able to speak to a variety of people from different industries. I had previously not thought about a career in the printing industry, however, after seeing the vast range of jobs in the sector from design to engineering, I am now going to explore career options in print. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
18 year-old student
It has opened my eyes to careers I had never considered.
The Stationers’ Company
Chair of Education Committee