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The Stationers' Company
The City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries


13 MARCH 2020

The major Apprenticeship Event in the City of London, Apprentice 20, is back at Guildhall on 29 and 30 June!

In recent years, the Stationers’ Company has initiated an annual Apprentice event. The objective is to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities and to link young people from across greater London with potential employers. 

Last year Apprentice 19 was held in the City of London’s Guildhall in association with the City of London Corporation. It was a great success with over 60 participating Companies (potential employers and providers) and 2,500 - 3000 students from across Greater London.

This year Apprentice 20 will be again be in the glorious setting of the Guildhall and will be on 29 and 30 June 2020. The Stationers’ Company, The Lord Mayor and the City of London intend to give this event their very strongest level of support in 2020.

Comments about Apprentice 19:

First From students:
“It has opened my eyes to careers I had never considered”

“Wow! Print is amazing!!”

“ Apprentice 19 was very informative, as I was able to speak to a variety of people from different industries. I had not thought about a career in the printing industry. However, after seeing the vast range of jobs in the sector, from design to engineering, I am now going to explore career options in print. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”

From a teacher: “ What a great event, I wish we had brought more students.”

From a current Apprentice, “ I wish we had had an event like this when I was thinking about joining an apprenticeship.”

From Employers

James Duckenfield, CEO, Hobs 3-D,
‘The feedback from my team was very positive. We are taking on 5 interns, 3 of which will take on an 18-month apprenticeship this year. The event served to promote these positions well. I can speak for the team in saying that it was an event we were proud to be part of.’

Anne Ashworth, Pearson Plc
‘It was a great pleasure to be part of this amazing event and so pleased to see how many students were present.’

Katherine Holdstock, PWC
‘Apprentice 19 was a fantastic event! Students were very engaged and interested in learning more about apprenticeships in professional services. It was great to see enthusiasm from all year groups.’

Companies participating in Apprentice 20 include Bloomberg, HSBC, PWC, Pearson, BBC, Whitehat, The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, BA, Planet Organic,
J P Morgan, Royal Navy, Army, RAF, AON, Queen Mary’s University and many others. In every case, employers try to have existing apprentices on their stand as these are often the best people to talk to the students.

Apprentice 20 will be on the 29 and 30 June at Guildhall. Monday 29 June will be a post-16 can be and unaccompanied. 30 June will be accompanied year 10 upwards. It will be 10.00 – 3.30 pm. There will also be a number of fringe events.

Let’s use Apprentice 20 to spread the word about apprenticeship opportunities. You can start spreading the word and sharing comments on #Apprentice 20.

For further information please email