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Posted: 18/10/10

Apprenticeship event at college

An event aimed at encouraging young people to pursue apprenticeships is taking place at West Nottinghamshire College on Wednesday (20 October).

Tutors and advisors will be on hand to discuss careers in engineering, motor vehicle, logistics and railtrack and potential students will be able to see remote-control fork-lift truck demonstrations as well as tour the facilities at the college’s Construction and Logistics Skills Academy in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

Staff will be available to advise people about the college’s own recruitment service – Vision Apprentices –set up to help employers deliver long-term apprenticeships to young people at the event, which takes place from 4.30-7pm. 

Vision Apprentices was launched in April to recruit more than 2,500 manufacturing, engineering and maintenance apprentices over the next three years in sectors such as advanced manufacturing, passenger transport and logistics.

It is one of 12 Apprenticeship Training Associations (ATAs) and Group Training Associations (GTAs) set up across the country to boost apprenticeship places for 16 to 18-year-olds in industries vital to the country’s economic growth.

Visitors will also be able to find out more about other traditional apprenticeship routes offered at the college such as business administration, hairdressing and beauty therapy, health and social care, customer service and many more.

Details of progression routes after apprenticeship programmes and up-to-date job vacancies will be available at the event, as well as information about the college’s university-level course options and other full-time programmes.

Head of employer engagement and Vision Apprentices, Sandra Cowley, said: “Our apprenticeship event will provide the ideal opportunity for young people who are looking to study in a specialist industry and employers who are keen to employ apprentices the chance to find out more about the way an apprenticeship works and the benefits it can bring to both learners and the business.”