XP Careers – Doncaster Council Apprenticeships

Doncaster Council’s award winning Apprenticeship Team will be holding two face to face Insight Sessions on upcoming apprenticeship opportunities, giving individuals (and parents/carers) the opportunity to learn more about roles and careers at Doncaster Council.

The sessions will be held at Council Chamber, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU onMonday 30th May at 2:00pm and 3:30pm. The sessions will involve an introduction from the Apprenticeship Team, presentations from recruiting managers who will talk about their latest vacancies and some of our current apprentices will be talking about their experiences working at Doncaster Council.

The two sessions will focus on different occupational areas:

2:00pm – 3:00 pm Session 1 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session – Manual Trades (Construction/Engineering)

Available apprenticeships include:

• Electrician • Plumber • Plasterer • Gas Fitter • Highway Operative• Vehicle Mechanic • Arborist (Tree Team)

3:30pm – 4:30pm Session 2 Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight – Business/Professional apprenticeships

Available apprenticeships include: • Accountancy • Business Administration • Learning Mentor

To attend, you must register through the following Eventbrite links (Friends, parents and carers are also welcome to attend). You are welcome to  attend both sessions, but you must register on each one:

Session 1- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 1- Manual Trades Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Session 2- Doncaster Council Apprenticeship Insight Session 2- Business/Professional Tickets, Mon 30 May 2022 at 15:30 | Eventbrite

Once you have registered on Eventbrite, you will receive an email with joining instructions.

There will be an opportunity for question and answers towards the end of the session. If you would like to submit a question beforehand, please email to apprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

For more information please email apprenticeships@doncaster.gov.uk

C24 Engineers are hard at work!

Earlier this year, the year 10 Engineering students were challenged to solve a problem which was affecting classrooms across the XP trust.  We currently have Apple TV boxes tucked behind screens in around 100 classrooms, and they need to be safely attached to a wall.  The Engineers began a process of designing and testing prototype Apple TV holders around 6 weeks ago.  They calculated the most efficient use of time and materials and last week were ready to put their theory into practice!  After some initial fails and a bit of critique, the students settled into their self chosen roles.  During this week’s session they refined the production line further, and they increased their production speed from 1 completed holder last time, to 15 in this session.  We’re hoping to ramp up production considerably and hit our target of 100 completed units by the end of the term.  The students are really motivated to be working on something that will have a positive impact on not just our school community here, but also across the trust.

Teen Tech 2019

Nine students from E24, X24 and X23 took time out from their relaxing half term break today to come along to the Teen Tech event held at the National College for High Speed Rail and hosted by Maggie Philbin.

We met and worked with engineers, scientists and technology designers to complete a series of challenges throughout the day.  Freddi managed to breakdown and reassemble a mechanical seal in one of the fastest times of the day and all our students presented their idea for an Eco Bubble, a device that would allow damaged areas of coral reef or other endangered habitats to recover whilst offering a relaxing VR experience for virtual holiday makers!

We really enjoyed the day and gained some insights into careers in Science, Technology and Engineering.