What our Ambassadors do
The role of Apprenticeship Ambassadors is to give young people and their families the opportunity to talk first-hand to someone who knows their stuff! They can hear not just the theory but real life success stories and ask questions and talk openly about what it’s like to be an Apprentice. Since March 2015, 87 Ambassadors from varying job roles, sectors and backgrounds have been trained, providing them with the vital skills they need to tell their stories and share their experiences.
The kinds of activities that Ambassadors support include school assemblies to whole year groups, more focussed workshops with interested groups of young people, school careers events, drop-in information stands in town centres and job fairs. Ambassadors have also featured on local radio, been interviewed for That’s Oxford TV and even presented the Oxfordshire Apprenticeships 'Apprentice of the Year Award' at the Cherwell Business Awards and Oxfordshire Business Awards.
Read Laura's story: a year in the life of an Apprenticeship Ambassador to find out more about the sorts of things our Apprenticeship Ambassador do.
Since the scheme launched in 2015, our Ambassadors helped raise awareness of Apprenticeships with students in schools by supporting us at 55 careers fairs, given 83 talks, helped to run 36 workshops, attended 35 public information events and taken part in 15 human libraries – with many more planned! Students find it extremely valuable to hear first-hand from an Apprentice about their experiences and have the opportunity to talk openly and honestly about what it’s like to be an Apprentice.