New Blog for young people seeking Apprenticeships

A new blog aimed at thousands of school leavers and young people wrestling with tough choices about their future working lives has been launched by Shropshire’s largest work-based training provider.

County Training, part of Shropshire Council, says that the new blog – shropshireapprenticeships.com – will aim to encourage young people to ask questions and comment on Apprenticeships and the choices available to them.

“Thousands of young people are looking for answers and advice on questions like this and we want the new blog to be the place where they can get it,” said Kate Gadd, County Training’s Admissions and Marketing Manager.

“Young people have to make some informed choices about their future and the options available to them. The new blog will not just provide them expert advice and information about apprenticeships, it will also encourage young people to get involved by posting their comments, questions and opinions.

“The blog will feature posts about the things that young people have told us really matter to them and help them make the right decisions. Everything from how to perform a successful job interview to tips on writing a CV and covering letter,” Kate added.

The blog is part of County Training’s new website a drive to encourage young people across Shropshire to consider apprenticeships.

County Training has worked with more than 5,500 employers and managed almost 4,500 apprenticeship starts in the last 10 years. In the UK as a whole there are currently 130,000 active apprenticeship vacancies.

A growing number of young people see apprenticeships as a great way to start their working lives by earning as they learn, and employers are switching to apprenticeship schemes because they provide them with the skilled employees they will need in the future.

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