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Apprenticeship Careers Fair – Wednesday 16th March

News - Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016

Preston’s College is holding an Apprenticeship Careers Fair on Wednesday 16 March (1pm – 7pm), to provide 16 to 18 year-olds with the opportunity to open doors to exciting careers with major local employers.

Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March 2016), the event will be attended by around 50 key employers including Leyland Trucks, Eric Wright and Virgin Trains.

The event will be run in partnership with the Lancashire Chamber of Commerce’s Young Chamber, and invites existing Preston’s College learners as well as year 11 high school students and their parents to attend.

Held at the college’s In-Zone, young people will have the opportunity to speak to local employers and learn about what skills they need to join the workplace. Workshops at the event will offer advice on CV enhancement and interview preparation as well as a forecast on when local jobs will appear in the coming years. Attendees will also be able to speak with employers and even apply for more than 100 apprenticeship vacancies the College are currently advertising.

Andrew Richardson, head of recruitment at Preston’s College, said: “Apprenticeships are increasingly popular as they combine employment with a local company with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification.

“The myth that Vocational and A-Level study is more valuable than an Apprenticeship is quickly disappearing. Each year, more and more young people progress into employment and Higher Education via an Apprenticeship.

“Our strong links with the region’s main employers means that we can help young people to develop the precise skills they need to achieve career success.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming the next wave of talent at this event and working towards matching their potential with the needs of local employers.”

To register your interest for the event, please click here.

Apprenticeship careers Fair


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