Industry Insights 22

Now available to watch on-demand!

This fantastic, brand new student series is designed to offer insights into different industries, delivered directly from apprentices on programmes with each employer & Early talent recruiter for the companies represented.


Over 1 week we filmed and streamed live from the lovely Mott MacDonald London City offices, into classrooms of Years 10-13 pupils across the UK. Led by questions from our live student audience, our panel of employers gave insights, offered loads of careers advice and tips for making applications. But more importantly, dispelled many myths about early careers in Engineering, Hospitality, Retail, Finance, Technology & Professional Services.

It was invaluable to hear from 21 different employers over the week, each day a different industry and so much advice packed into a 1 hour session.

What a line up!

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We heard from the 21 leading UK employers of school leavers, 4 representatives were apprenticeship mentors, 5 were Early Careers recruiters & 12 were apprentices, all offering unmissable insights into their organisations and apprenticeships in general.

Amongst all of the advice shared, one resource kept popping up each day, and that was LinkedIn. For those who are new to this platform, LinkedIn is like social media for business. It is a great place to start looking at different companies and getting a feel for their company values and employee community.

LinkedIn is super quick and easy to start using, why not check out Laura Fox’s brilliant LinkedIn masterclass to help you get started “Profile essentials to supercharge your career“.
Once you have the LinkedIn basics, you can also watch Laura’s further masterclass sessions on demand: How to create & improve your LinkedIn brand identity & Successfully network with industry mentors and employers.

What Industries will be featured next?

The next Industry Insights is set to take place 6th – 10th February 2023… watch this space!

Here are the next 5 industries we will be once again putting a spotlight on and having your questions answered by more UK apprenticeship employers.

Monday 6th February 2-3pm – Technology
Tuesday 7th February 2-3pm – Sales & Marketing
Wednesday 8th February 2-3pm – Defence & Security
Wednesday 8th February 4-5pm – Virtual Parents Evening
Thursday 9th February 2-3pm – Environmental & Sustainability
Friday 10th February 2-3pm – Public services & Charities

Industry Insights – Engineering 7th March 2022
Industry Insights – Hospitality & Retail – 8th March 2022
Industry Insights – Finance – 9th March 2022
Industry Insights – Technology – 10th March 2022
Industry Insights – Professional Services – 11th March 2022
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If you are an employer of school leavers or a teacher and would like to find out more how you can get involved in the next series of Industry Insights, then please get in touch.