Apprenticeship Support - Dept. of Education
Sue Taylor is delivering the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge programme on behalf of the Department for Education. Sue has been giving advice on apprenticeships to school for over 10 year and has seen massive changes in how business are looking to employ apprentice on degree and higher apprenticeships with a shift from employing just graduates.
Solicitor and lead for apprenticeships and early careers
James is a Senior Equity Partner at Clyde & Co LLP, a global law firm with headquarters in London and over 60 offices on 6 continents. Following a degree in law and one year at law school, James was a trainee solicitor for 2 years before qualifying as an employment lawyer. He became a partner in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment law. He specialises in assisting clients with large scale investigations into discrimination and harassment and in complex claims in the Employment Tribunals and the High Court.
For the last 5 years, whilst continuing to advise clients on employment law, he has been Clyde & Co’s Training Principal with responsibility for all early careers populations, including trainees, apprentices and paralegals. You can ask him about the different jobs available in law and routes into them.
Apprenticeships - Unilever
Holly is completing an industrial placement with Unilever, working in B2B marketing as part of the Unilever Food Solutions (Away From Home) team. She currently manages the marketing strategy for hotels, working with leading brands such as Hellmann’s, Knorr and Wall’s. Following this, she will return to Durham University, where she is studying a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology. For several years, she also worked as a waitress for a local restaurant, where she gained her first experience in social media marketing. Feel free to speak to Holly about placement years, marketing, working in a corporate environment and figuring out what’s the best path for you.
Zac is a Degree Apprentice student who has looked to pursue a career within Sales. Following completing his A levels, where he studied, Maths, Business and Economics, he looked into the non traditional career path where he learnt more about degree apprenticeships. He ended up landing within a large tech company called SAP on their current Sales degree apprenticeship program. Where he currently works within the Retail account’s team, helping support the relationship’s with some of SAP’s largest retail customers. You can ask him about Degree apprenticeships, Who are SAP?, Why go into Tech?, Why sales?