On Wednesday the 13th of February, we got the amazing opportunity to tune into a live stream directly from Bentley talking about the apprenticeships they offer and the application process. At first Bentley introduced the people that would be answering questions and talking about the apprenticeship itself. The board consisted of the head of application process for apprenticeships at Bentley, as well as two current apprentices. They swiftly moved onto the application process for the apprenticeship, and their own personal experience of the application process. This was highly insightful and would have helped many people know exactly what is expected of them in the application process and what makes a successful application. After this the two apprentices talked briefly about the apprentices that they were doing and what that involved. This displayed the wide variety of apprenticeships offered at Bentley in a number of different sectors, but it also informed us on the contents of a typical apprenticeship. Giving us a very clear idea of the life, workload, and expectations of an apprentice at Bentley. Finally, as this was a live stream there was the benefit of being able to ask questions directly to the board and get any questions answered immediately. Overall the event was a very interesting insight on the apprenticeship program at Bentley, and we had a great turn out of interested people.
Nav Basra – Phy Soc Leader