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Apprenticeships under the spotlight

Apprenticeships under the spotlight

25 February 2016

Young people and their parents are invited to find out about local apprenticeships and opportunities, at the Wokingham Apprenticeship Evening on 8 March at the borough council’s Shute End offices.


It will be a chance for them to meet employers and working apprentices face-to-face, and hear expert views from professionals.


There will be talks for example from the National Apprenticeship Service in the council chamber to explain what apprenticeships entail and the different levels of qualification available. Microsoft is also due to give a presentation about what employers expect when hiring an apprentice.


The Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr Parry Batth, is due to officially open the event at 6pm, although it will be open to the public between 5.30 and 7.30pm.


“This event is a great opportunity to learn about apprenticeships as alternatives to more conventional forms of further education such as university or college,” said Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor, executive member for children's services. 

“Apprenticeships are a great way of getting a foot on the ladder at some of the most exciting and innovative companies in the country.”


Cllr Stuart Munro, deputy executive member for economic development and finance, said: “An apprenticeship is a genuine job, with training, which allows young people to earn while they learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification. The government has promised to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020, so there are numerous opportunities for young people interested in all areas of work.” 


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