Bournemouth & Poole College apprentice George Smith has excelled in the national APSE Apprenticeship awards. He was nominated for the Mechanical and Electrical Apprentice of the Year award by his employer Bournemouth Borough Council, and was awarded the accolade at a special ceremony in Leeds.
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Team spirit was at all time high at the recent Dorset & Hampshire College’s Recreational Volleyball Tournament supported by Volleyball England. The competition took place at Peter Symonds College in Winchester with six colleges taking part. The Bournemouth & Poole College entered 2 teams and both did very well with the B team coming in third place and the A team winning the competition.
The Bournemouth & Poole College hosted a complimentary event where businesses of all sizes and sectors gathered to find out everything there is to know about the introduction of the apprenticeship levy, launching next year.
The Bournemouth & Poole College is looking to tackle the national issue of the skills gap In STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) by investing in high-tech equipment to support business growth in Dorset with the aid of apprentices.
According to the Employer Skills Survey 14 per cent of employers reported skills gaps within their establishment, with approximately 1.4 million staff lacking the level of skills needed in their role. This is the equivalent to five per cent of the total UK workforce.
Bournemouth & Poole College's November Open Event on the 15th will feature over 22 local employers who will give visitors the chance to get a unique opportunity to get careers advice from experts in their field.