College set for Apprenticeship Week


A new Cornwall-based documentary series that will tell the inspirational stories of the county’s businesses and professionals is set to launch during National Apprenticeship Week.

The first two episodes of the Truro and Penwith College Original Documentary Series ‘Apprenticeship Journeys’ will premiere online from February 6.

With the season premiere set for National Apprenticeship Week (Feb 6-12), seven episodes will air throughout 2023, in a collaboration with Penryn-based video production agency Bull and Wolf Film Co.

The series of shorts will follow the journeys of both organisations and successful professionals, focusing on the positive impact apprenticeships have had economically and on life chances in Cornwall.

The first episode will immerse viewers in the innerworkings of Teagle Machinery Ltd, as it explores how apprenticeships are integrated into daily life at one of Cornwall’s biggest multinational companies.

Episode two joins Justin Lipkin on his journey from full-time student to Level 4 Software Developer Apprentice and now Full Stack Developer at HiYield, where over a few short years Justin is now managing his own apprentice, on a journey that has seen him run projects worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Hayley McKinstry, director of partnerships and apprenticeships, said: “The college is hugely excited to premier the first episodes of our new Apprenticeship Journeys documentary series and a huge thanks to Bull & Wolf Film Co. for collaborating with us to tell a selection of our inspirational success stories.

“Apprenticeships have enjoyed a significant period growth at Truro and Penwith College over the last decade, supporting a key part of Cornwall’s Economic Strategy to provide a skilled workforce and sustainable high-quality employment and careers.

“The many professional success stories, quality careers and the impact our apprenticeships are having on life chances has created extremely engaging stories and it’s fantastic to have this platform to share them with local people to both continue raising awareness of the apprenticeship route and inspire the next generation of apprentices.”

Businesses seeking to start their Apprenticeship Journey can book a place on the college’s National Apprenticeship Week Conference on February 10 by clicking here.