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The Apprenticeship route is proving an increasingly popular progression option for both A Level and Vocational students and this year several students secured some fantastic opportunities.

To name just a couple, Ali Adams, previously from Heathfield Community School, was delighted to secure an Apprenticeship opportunity with Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking Operations Division, after gaining straight A grades in Economics, Law and Physical Education A Levels.

Speaking of his time at Huish, Ali shared “During my time at Richard Huish, I had the opportunity to take part in the Student Investor Challenge and play a part in Huish’s exceptional basketball programme. These opportunities have allowed me to secure a place at Credit Suisse as an Apprentice. I am extremely excited to take the skills I have learnt at Huish and apply them in the world of Finance.” Ali is due to start his exciting Apprenticeship journey as an Investment Operations Specialist this month in their Canary Wharf offices.

Harvey Betts, former Castle School student, gained the highest possible grade of triple Distinction* in his Vocational BTEC Extended Diploma in Business. He is about to start an Apprenticeship to work as a Trainee Consultant for global firm Ernst & Young. Harvey is excited to be moving to London with the hope to follow his dream career. Harvey commented “I’ve had a great time with the course and the people I’ve met. The wide range of units you get to cover was the best part of the course for me. The course is never dull, and you’ll always be eager to learn more. I’d like to thank my teachers for their help and support throughout the course”.

The Careers and Progression team at Huish, which includes a Level 7 qualified Careers Officer available to provide specialist careers support, have a programme that celebrates diversity of student destinations. There are a number of opportunities accessible to students through the programme including work placements, psychometric testing, workshops, gap year advice, access to career related software, assistance with CVs and applications, and introductions to employers and universities. Huish works to support students to make informed decisions on future study and training so they can find the most suitable option for them.