‘Secure Your Apprenticeship’ March 2016 events

County Training, part of Shropshire Council is running a series of information and advice events for young people and their parents and carers to promote the benefits of vocational training.

Potential apprentices, living in Shropshire, are encouraged to book early for the events, to avoid disappointment.

The events will take place beginning 8 March 2016, on the following dates:

Tuesday 8 March– Shrewsbury at 5:30pm Ludlow at 5:30pm

Wednesday 9 March – Telford at 5:30pm

Thursday 10 March – Ludlow at 5:30pm

Monday 14 March – Oswestry at 5:30pm

Tuesday 15 March – Bishops Castle, drop in session between 4:00pm – 6

Wednesday 16 March – Whitchurch at 5:30pm

Rachel Coombes, Marketing Officer at County Training encourages anyone interested in finding out more about the Apprenticeship programme to come along. ‘’Due to high levels of interests at previous similar events, anyone that would like to attend will need to book a place by calling 0345 6789023 or email [email protected].’’

These 'not to be missed' events promise a wide variety of opportunities for all young people leaving school or college this year as well as 16-24 year olds looking for work and training. County Training also offer the pre-apprenticeship programme ‘Advance’ which has been designed for those individuals not yet ready for an apprenticeship, college or employment.

Parents and carers are welcome to attend the events to find out about the range of apprenticeships, work and training opportunities available for their sons and daughters. Starting to consider personal aims and aspirations at an early stage can increase confidence and understanding of the next steps among those attending.

Councillor Nick Bardsley, Deputy Portfolio Holder for Education said: “University and a degree course is not the answer for all young people. The Secure your Apprenticeship events encourage local young people to take control of their future and to see that an apprenticeship could be the right path for them as work based learning is increasingly becoming the preferred way of gaining a secure footing on the career ladder. This way you get paid while you learn and avoid debt that other choices can bring"

There will be real opportunities to secure job interviews or places on work related training programmes. All those who would like to come along will receive a free pack with information on career options and a handy booklet full of hints and tips on CV writing, interview techniques, speculative letters and employers expectations.

County Training has recently secured a grade 2 in its Ofsted inspection, with outstanding results in many areas. This leading provider for Shropshire offers a range of apprenticeships and vocational qualification in areas including: Brewing, Business and Administration, Childcare and Support Teaching, Customer Service, Hairdressing and Barbering, Health and Social Care, Equine, Hospitality and Catering, IT, Motor Vehicle, Management and Warehouse and Storage. In addition customers can access help with maths and English along with the Advance course to help 16-18 year olds move onto their future options.

For further details, venue information or to book a place on one of the events please call 0345 6789023 or email [email protected].