People of all ages in the City of Wolverhampton are being encouraged to find out more about apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week (February 8-14).
The theme for this year’s digital programme of events is ‘Build the Future’.
The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of how apprenticeships can help people build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career.
Individuals, employers, training providers are all being encouraged to discover how they can train, retain and achieve through apprenticeships.
Apprenticeships provide training to future proof the workforce and careers; they enable businesses to retain the skills and knowledge learnt; and they provide a return on investment, while at the same time allowing workers to progress in their chosen careers.
Two key Wolverhampton events are the free residents workshop at 1pm on Wednesday, February, 10, which people can register for online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apprenticeship-workshop-tickets-138954276983?aff= and a webinar for businesses at 11am on Friday, February 12. Any employers interested in the webinar should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, said: “National Apprenticeship Week is the ideal time for anyone interested in apprenticeships to find out more and hear from those who have already taken this route.
“Apprenticeships are an excellent pathway into employment and we work
closely with city partners to develop apprenticeship opportunities across the city.
“Advice is on hand from Access to Business, City of Wolverhampton College, Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, and Wolverhampton Connexions Service all year round.
“The Wolves Workbox website also provides a digital one-stop shop for people seeking job and apprenticeship opportunities.”
There are scores of apprenticeship opportunities for people of all ages in the City of Wolverhampton – starting from Level 2 (GCSE equivalent) and running all the way through to post-graduate level.
They offer a unique opportunity for motivated individuals to develop their skills, enhance their confidence, learn from leading professionals and realise their potential, all while earning a competitive salary and gaining nationally recognised qualifications.
For employers, apprenticeship training costs could be co-funded by the Government.
The successful Wolves at Work programme, that has helped more than 6,000 people into work in the City of Wolverhampton also offers support to employers in recruiting apprentices.
Anyone interested in finding out more about apprenticeships should visit www.wolvesworkbox.com/apprenticeships.