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Apprenticeship Experience event at Hadley Learning Community on 3 December

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Young people living in Telford are encouraged to find out more about their post-16 options at a free apprenticeship event taking place at the Hadley Learning Community on Tuesday 3 December 2013. 

County Training, part of Shropshire Council, will be delivering the Apprenticeship Experience’ event for young people and their parents on to highlight apprenticeships and the benefits of vocational training. 

The event will include employers and apprentices sharing their experiences, providing an opportunity for all those that attend to get a real insight into the world of apprenticeships.  This ‘not to be missed’ event promises 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 event 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 this event to find out a little more about what apprenticeships can offer.” 

All attendees will secure an interview with the County Training apprenticeship team, in order to start preparations early in securing that all important work placement.  There will also be advice and guidance on offer for those that don’t feel quite ready for apprenticeships or moving on to college. 

The event will start at 6.30pm at The Hadley Learning Community, The Crescent, Hadley, Telford, TF1 5JU.  Booking is essential, therefore please contact County Training on 01743 255164 or email countytraining@shropshire.gov.uk for details and to reserve spaces.  Visit shropshire.gov.uk/apprenticeships for further information.