Inspiring the Next Generation

Matt Roughton, Associate Director of Operations at GDS was invited to give a talk to prospective apprentices about what employers look for when recruiting an apprentice at Basingstoke College of Technology (BCOT). GDS currently has one apprentice and as a former apprentice himself, Matt was able to talk about his experiences and how it shaped his career path.

BCOT along with GDS were keen to stress to students at the open day that companies do not contact individuals direct and that those interested in undertaking an apprenticeship have to be pro-active in finding an apprenticeship opportunity. Alongside Matt’s presentation GDS had an exhibition stand at the event and were talking to a number of individuals who were interested in undertaking an apprenticeship with GDS.
The event was well attended by a number of companies all enabling young people the opportunity to learn a skilled trade. Due to the success of the event Matt has been asked to attend the Hurst School in Baughurst next week to help pupils with mock interviews and give them guidance for the future.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who organised a great event and for those who would like more information about becoming an apprentice or on Basingstoke College of Technology we have included a few links below.