Nigel Hogg Visit
As part of the External Speaker Programme, on 17 October, students enjoyed an engaging presentation by Nigel Hogg, Apprenticeship Manager at the University of East London. Nigel, who has worked for many companies throughout his career, notably London Underground and Ford Motor Company, is an engineer by profession and, more recently, has been involved in teaching and education. He organises the University’s Degree Apprenticeship programmes and explained that this is a fast-growing sector with new programmes being introduced all the time. Not all programmes are business-related; there are also opportunities in the healthcare industry, digital technologies and engineering to name but a few. Nigel talked about the many companies offering apprenticeships and stressed the importance, particularly with the larger organisations like TfL and BT, of researching dates when they are accepting applications and the assessment process.
One of Nigel’s key messages about applying for apprenticeships was to give yourself a competitive edge by doing something different, outside of your studies. Candidates who had volunteered or had a hobby or participated in schemes like the Duke of Edinburgh Award were the ones that stood out, he maintained.
For more information about the University of East London’s involvement in apprenticeships, please visit: https://www.uel.ac.uk/apprenticeships
Franklin EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Engineering
“Being at Christ the King has been a great and immersive experience. CTK is a place for growth, discovery, and adapting to new challenges. I received a £15,000 Metric Capital scholarship to help me go on university to study Engineering.”
Jorge EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Brunel University Course: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
Joy EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Applied Science
“CTK offers good opportunities and a wide range of courses that I was very interested in. I have learnt excellent time management and determination through the support and advice of my teachers, this is what helped me to achieve my grades. ”
Chizoba EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: Aston University Course: BTEC Level 3 Business
“Studying at Christ The King has enabled me to become more independent as a person, as I was able to take on more responsibility for my own learning and acquire new skills such as my time management and organisational skills.”
Klaudija EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: University of Greenwich Course: BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care
“The teachers at CTK are very talented, and they helped me to achieve my best. Everyone is always there to support you as a young individual in all possible areas. I recommend CTK because students always receive the support they need. There are many different activities and opportunities that students can get involved in and improve on a variety of skills.”