Excellence in education

East Hampshire is fortunate to have a range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as Alton College and the Future Skills Centre in Bordon that offers a a wide range of specialist construction courses.


There are now a number of different routes that young people can take, including the recent introduction of T Levels, which are technical qualifications equivalent to A Levels. A range of T Level courses are available at Alton College as well as their sister site at South Downs College.

T Levels in construction skills are also available at the Future Skills Centre

To find out more about T Levels, go to T Levels 


There are also a wide range of apprenticeships available, covering 1500 different job roles across 170 industries, including 75 Higher and Degree apprenticeships also on offer. The National Apprenticeship Service provides comprehensive information at  https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

To find and apply for an apprenticeship: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

For details on Higher and Degree apprenticeships: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/higher-and-degree-apprentice…

To recruit an apprentice: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/apprenticeship-vacancies

The Apprenticeship & Skills Partnership offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size across Hampshire and Surrey regarding apprenticeship and skills training. They can help organisations with finding the most suitable training provider or choosing the relevant apprenticeship or skills programme for them. They also offer guidance on funding apprenticeship training, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices. More details at https://www.theapprenticeshiphub.com/meet-the-team-north-hampshire-surr…

Funding is also available from East Hampshire District Council, working in partnership with Business East Hants, to subsidise wages and contribute towards transport and training for apprentices joining businesses in the East Hampshire district. For details: http://www.easthants.gov.uk/apprenticeships


A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets you ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. For more information go to: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship

The National Careers Service provides comprehensive information on this and other career paths: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/careers-advice/types-of-work-exp…



A return to Bohunt School

Damian was delighted to be back at Bohunt School in Liphook last week. He enjoyed a lively Q&A with sixth form students on a wide range of domestic and international issues.

Damian hosts Taste of Parliament day

This article was written by Damian and published in this week's editions of the Herald and Petersfield post:

"It was great to welcome a group of East Hampshire sixth formers and undergraduates to Westminster last week, for a ‘Taste of Parliament’ day. 

Visit to Eggar's school open day

Damian was delighted to join others at Eggar’s Autumn Open Event this weekend, witnessing brilliant music from the students and a fascinating tour of Languages, DT and Art, Gymnastics and more … including this dramatic experiment with Mrs John in Chemistry.

Visit to Connect4Summer programme

Damian thanked the team for inviting him to visit Liss Junior School to see Hampshire's Connect4Summer programme in action - a series of events offering a range of activities for families and children during the holidays.

Exams remain important milestones

This article was written by Damian and published in this week's Herald and Petersfield Post:

"Despite the changes made to the awarding of GCSE and A Level results this week, thousands of students across the country will have felt the same nerves and anticipation as their predecessors. 

A return to Oakmoor School in Bordon

Damian had the opportunity to catch up on school news with Headteacher Paul Hemmings, and heard about the record Year 7 applications for September.

National Citizen Service in action in Alton

Damian was delighted to join the group of 15-17 year olds working together through their National Citizen Service programme in Alton, and to see some very creative work. He wished them well with their social action project for next week...