This year’s recruitment event was again very popular and we received some fantastic positive feedback about the very friendly staff, the facilities we have to offer and how our apprentices are excellent young people.

There were 240 visitors on the evening that came to meet prospective employers and to learn about the apprenticeship programme on offer. We had 12 employers advertising their vacancies and we would like to thank everyone who gave up their time to attend the event.

There were visitors from 24 different schools, in the main coming from Chosen Hill, St Peters and Tewkesbury but also some schools slightly out of range such as Lakers and Winchcombe.

We asked visitors to state where they had heard about the GET recruitment event. The top three most beneficial marketing activities were through School the Radio and Website/Internet/ Facebook/Email.

Please see below for the positive feedback that was supplied by visitors:

  • ‘All employers were very kind to provide detailed information on the company and nature of work and what to expect’
  • ‘All of the apprentices we spoke to this evening were excellent young people who passed on their enthusiasm and experiences very well. As a parent I’ve been impressed!’
  • ‘The apprentice was very knowledgeable about his area and was able to direct us to others when he didn’t know about the subject’
  • ‘Found the practical activities very useful because it shows me how much better an apprenticeship might differ from going to 6th form’
  • ‘Well informed and organised evening, even down to the GET application form – I would highly recommend GET to friends and family’
  • ‘Being shown where to go, talking to the current apprentices helped a lot as I was able to get a feel for what they enjoyed and disliked about their course’
  • ‘Great event. Good to see how businesses are successfully working with education’
  • ‘All very friendly staff’