Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools (ASK):

Education and Employers (the charity that runs Inspiring the Future) are passionate about ensuring students understand about every route into the world of work. As part of this, we run campaigns to help increase understanding of apprenticeships supporting schools to invite current and former apprentices to talk with young people about what an apprenticeship is and how you apply for one.

6,379 Inspiring the Future volunteers have indicated they are able to speak about apprenticeships. These include current and former apprentices, those who manage apprentices or work with apprentices in their organisation or who work in apprenticeship policy. Schools can invite in these volunteers to help inspire students to consider this route into the world of work.

We have been working with the National Apprenticeship Service since 2013 to help pupils better understand apprenticeships. Since 2015, we been funded as the delivery partner for the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service across the Southern and London regions.  The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project has been commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), to support the Government’s target of achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020. Schools and colleges in London and the South can access the following activities for free:

  • Assembly presentations
  • Digital Broadcasts
  • Find an Apprenticeship registration workshop
  • Apprenticeship application workshop
  • Mock assessment sessions
  • Careers fair attendance with resources
  • Parents events
  • Teacher CPD sessions
  • Employer hosted events

We can provide schools with resources to help support the promotion of apprenticeships to your students. These will include a copy of the Apprenticeship Guide.

Interested schools and colleges are asked to complete the Expression of Interest form here or email or call 020 7566 4880 with any questions.

For schools that are already hosting their own apprenticeship talks, we can support with resources and Inspiring the Future volunteers.

Amazing Apprenticeships is the approved communication channel, commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service, to support the Apprenticeship Support & Knowledge for Schools project. Schools can access free resources and teachers can register to be Apprenticeship Champions via their website.