Crack the App

Crack the App

Work Skills

Crack the App is funded by Milton Keynes Council through Milton Keynes College. Develop designed and delivered a workshop aimed at helping students consider an apprenticeship as a potential progression opportunity post 16.

125 students (Years 10, 11 & 12) took part this year from the following schools:

  • The Bridge Academy
  • Ousedale School
  • St Paul’s Catholic School
  • Stantonbury Campus
  • The Hazeley Academy
  • Sir Herbert Leon Academy

This workshop was designed to prepare students applying for an apprenticeship and attending the Milton Keynes National Apprenticeship Show (12th -13th March 2018).

  • Students were clear about what an apprentice is
  • Students found out more about how to find suitable apprenticeship
  • What is expected of them as an apprentice
  • Length of apprenticeships
  • How to effectively apply for an apprenticeship
  • Knowledge of interview skills
  • Hints and tips for the show including how to represent themselves and engage with employers effectively.

Student workbooks were designed by Develop and printed by Milton Keynes College to keep a record of relevant information including what apprenticeship they were looking for, what they need to do to get there and where to focus on their application process.

The students were also asked to think about what employers they might like to work for and what questions they should ask employers at the Milton Keynes National Apprenticeship Show.

Feedback from the students was extremely positive with 92% of students agreeing that the workshop had given them more information about apprenticeships and had prepared them for the Milton Keynes National Apprenticeship Show.

See the link below for an example case study:

Crack The App Case Study

Further details from:

Denise Moreau, Develop,  Tel: 01525 408088,

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