Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge in Schools (ASK)

Don’t miss out! Register your school now to receive the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge Programme and all the benefits this brings to both teachers and pupils alike.

What is the Ask Programme?

ASK is the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge programme for schools and colleges that is funded by the Department for Education.

The programme is designed to give all schools and other educational establishments across England free support to develop and transform apprenticeship awareness activities, so that students, parents, teachers and governors can be informed and inspired about the range of apprenticeship opportunities.

Workpays are proud to be the Department for Education representative across the Midlands.

We support 650 schools, 30,000 students and 1,300 teachers to understand more about Apprenticeships and Supported Internships, as a positive career entry point and alternative to university.

This year our focus is on development schools, where we can work directly with a cohort of young people (year 11 and year 13) for a period of time over the academic year. If you require additional workshop support to progress into apprenticeships, we can help!

For more information about apprenticeships, click the link below for The Big Assembly on demand.

The Big Assembly

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What we offer:

Assemblies – Workpays presentations are interactive, providing opportunities for students to ask about anything they are unsure of and find out what it’s really like to begin their career through an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Group sessions – Students meet with other like-minded people in an engaging and informative session culminating in registering on the Governments’ ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ portal.

Applications – Supporting Students to seek out and apply for suitable traineeship and apprenticeship vacancies.

Support for Teachers – Workpays can supply workbooks and lesson plans to provide everything a teacher needs to deliver Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge.

Support at Events – Workpays can supply free objective information about apprenticeships from intermediate level to degree standard.


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