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Apprenticeship events in Shropshire next month

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Young people living in Shropshire are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at free apprenticeship events taking place throughout the county during November 2013. 

County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be delivering the “Secure Your Apprenticeship” information and advice events for young people and their parents to highlight apprenticeships and the benefits of vocational training.

Events will take place as follows:

  • Oswestry -Tuesday 12 November, 5.30pm
  • Telford – Wednesday 13 November, 6pm
  • Ludlow – Monday 18 November, 5.30pm
  • Shrewsbury – Tuesday 19 November, 5.30pm 
  • Whitchurch – Thursday 21 November, 5.30pm.

There will also be a drop-in session in Bishop’s Castle on Tuesday 19 November at Enterprise House between 4pm and 6pm.

These ‘not to be missed’ events promise a wide variety of opportunities for all young people, of ranging academic abilities, leaving school or college in 2013 as well as all 16- to 24-year-olds currently looking for work and training.

Parents and carers are also invited to attend the events to find out about the range of apprenticeships, work and training options available for their sons and daughters.

Ann Hartley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for children’s services – transformation and safeguarding, said:

“Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly effective way to secure a career which will offer long-term progression and success.  I would urge anyone who is currently considering their options after school or college to attend these events to find out more about what apprenticeships are on offer.”

All attendees will receive a free pack of useful resources with information on career options and a handy booklet full of hints and tips on CV writing, interview techniques, speculative letters and what employers want.

Not only will considering their personal aims and aspirations increase confidence among those attending, but there will be real potential to secure job interviews or places on work related training programmes.  There will also be advice and guidance on offer for those that don’t feel quite ready for apprenticeships or moving on to college.

Booking is essential therefore, please contact County Training to find out venue details and reserve spaces.  Call 01743 255164 or email countytraining@shropshire.gov.uk. Visit shropshire.gov.uk/apprenticeships for further information.