Apprentice competition raises cash for Ashgate Hospicecare

Apprentices raise money for Ashgate Hospicecare

After a successful sales day on Chesterfield market last week the Chesterfield College teams taking part in a competition to coincide with National Apprenticeship week raised £317.25 for Ashgate Hospicecare.

The teams were given a brief at the beginning of the week to create a product to sell to the people of Chesterfield. A team led by Sales Apprentice, Holly Thompson called themselves LU Mugs and made mugs with a Mother’s day theme. The team of Business Students named i-wear baby grows, made eye-catching baby wear.

During the week the apprentice teams put their business, marketing, finance and production skills to the test highlighting just how apprenticeships can prepare young people for a successful career in business.

LU Mugs won the competition raising £230.47 for the charity. LU Mug Creations captain and Sales Apprentice, Holly Thompson said, “It’s been fantastic taking part in the competition. It was great fun selling on the market and seeing the project through from having an idea to raising a good amount of money for Ashgate Hospicecare. Hats off to my team mates who worked really hard in their spare time whilst working during the day on their apprenticeships.”

Business student and Captain of i-Wear Baby Grows, Katie Lambert said, “It’s been so much fun selling on Chesterfield market. To put a lot of what we learn in theory into practice has been such an eye opener. I’d love to do something like this again, we actually had enquiries for further orders so who knows we might take this business further!”