Twenty Loreto students recently participated in a ‘webinar’ in college with schools and colleges from Hounslow, Oxfordshire and Wallasey, exploring the possibilities offered by Higher and Degree apprenticeships with Jaguar Land Rover . This ground breaking event enabled students to interact with current apprentices at Jaguar Land Rover and with their managers. They were able to find out about the great opportunities provided by the company to gain degrees and higher level qualifications whilst working and earning a salary.

Three apprentices at different stages in their programme were able to share their experience with the student audience and to answer questions live on camera about apprenticeships. Students from the different schools and colleges were able to ask questions in turn and to get the answers they need to make informed decisions about their future. All the Loreto students enjoyed the experience, one commenting: “It was great to be able to talk directly to the apprentices” another adding: “Tt was a really good event, I had no idea about the finance part of the scheme until the session”. Loreto College hopes to be involved in more webinars in the future to provide students with an ever increasing range of Career opportunities.