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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 began at Southwark College with staff from the College's Apprenticeships team heading out to schools and organisations delivering MythBuster sessions.

The misconceptions people have about Apprenticeships were discussed, such as: Apprenticeships only being good for people who didn’t go to school or Apprenticeships won’t lead to a full- time job.

These myths were debunked by the College’s career experts who instead praised Apprenticeships as a great pathway of learning.

The audience also received an insight into what Apprenticeships they could apply for at the College. These come in a variety of industries such as Construction, Hospitality, Business and Creative Arts.

At the entrance of the College, a display was put up for students to admire as they walked in. Facts about Apprenticeships and the types of Apprenticeships the College offer were spread across the board.

Southwark College is an ‘outstanding’ apprenticeship provider with an achievement rate of 14.1% above the national average*; they also have excellent relationships with a variety of employers.

You can find out more about Apprenticeships at Southwark College at southwark.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students, it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

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This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/