Apprenticeship Week 2011

Apprenticeships Week 2011

Kensington And Chelsea College Kicks Off Apprenticeship Week With Ministerial Visit

Kensington and Chelsea College is helping kick off National Apprenticeship Week with a series of events beginning with a high-profile Ministerial visit.

John Hayes, Minister of State for Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning is visiting the college ahead of the national campaign, which runs from February 7-11.

During the hour-long tour of the college’s Wornington Centre, Mr Hayes MP will meet staff and students, including those on the college Apprenticeship Programmes.

Over the years, Kensington and Chelsea College has delivered Apprenticeship Programmes in conjunction with, and for, many high profile businesses and organisations including Chelsea Football Club and the V&A.

Pat McCann, Apprenticeship Manager for The V&A Museum, said: ‘As an employer, one of the easiest things you can do to boost the skills set of employees and increase the productivity of your organisation is to invest in training your staff through an Apprenticeship Programme.’

In support of the national campaign, the college is offering employers a free training needs analysis, and a 1-2-1 presentation on the business benefits of taking part in Apprenticeship Programmes.

College Business Development Advisor, Sylvia Momoh, said: ‘Apprentices not only breathe new life into a business, but also generate new ideas and can be moulded into the ideal employee. Taking part in an Apprenticeship Programme is also a clear demonstration of a company’s commitment to training. Employers should definitely take advantage of the free training needs analysis and presentation the college is offering, as it’s a real eye opener on how to boost productivity.’

To book a free training needs analysis or a presentation about Apprenticeship Programmes, contact the college’s Employer Solutions Team by calling 020 7573 5322 or email:

The college is also offering free advice and information about Apprenticeship Programmes, for both employers and employees, at:

Kensington and Chelsea College’s Open Day: Thursday 10th February, 2010.

4pm to 7pm, Wornington Centre, Wornington Road, W10 5QQ

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Twilight Session: Wednesday 9th February, 4pm to 6pm, Connexions Centre 125 Freston Road, W10 6TH

In addition, The National Apprenticeship Service is hosting a seminar on the value of apprenticeships in the cultural sector. The event takes place on Monday 7th February at the London Transport Museum, and profiles the Whitechapel Gallery who is involved in an Apprenticeship Programme with Kensington and Chelsea College. To book a place on the seminar email:

The college runs Apprenticeship Programmes in: Business and Administration, Childcare, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, IT and Sports, Recreation and Allied Forces.

For more information visit: or, if you’re aged 16-18 and seeking apprenticeships visit: