Explore Apprenticeship

Date: 17 Mar 2017

Kick Start Your Career

Jobseekers across Coventry and Warwickshire are being given the chance to kick-start their careers when a major apprenticeship event rolls into town.

More than 20 companies from across the UK will be exhibiting at the Explore Apprenticeships event at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday, March 21 between 10am and 2pm, with more than 200 vacancies up for grabs.

The event is run on behalf of the National Careers Service and service provider Prospects West Midlands, and is aimed at 18-year-olds and over who are looking to get into work.

Visitors will be able to gain access to workshops that help with CV writing and interview skills, apply for live apprenticeship vacancies and talk to training providers about a range of courses.

There will also be a chance to have a go at interactive activities, and listen to a range of talks from people who have benefited from doing an apprenticeship.

Louise Curd is director of programmes at education provider Learn By Design, which is running the Explore Apprenticeships event.

She said: “If you are seeking work, returning to the job market, hoping to train or need help making career decisions, these events may have the right opportunities for you.

“These events aim to showcase how people can achieve their career goals by going into an apprenticeship or by undertaking a degree, or in some cases, doing both.

“It’s also a great opportunity for us to carry on the celebrations from National Apprenticeship Week and talk to people about the positive impact apprenticeships have on people, businesses and the wider economy.

“On the day there will be a particular focus on the theme of ‘Ladder of Opportunity’ and the progression routes from traineeships through to higher apprenticeships and degree-related apprenticeships.

“Both apprenticeships and degrees can be equally prestigious routes to a great career and secure finances in the years ahead.”

This will be the first time that the Explore Apprenticeships event has been held at the Ricoh Arena, and around 300 visitors are expected on the day.

Andy Gibb, managing director at the Ricoh Arena, added: “It’s a real coup for us to be holding these sorts of event that can change lives, so I’d urge as many people as possible to come along and take a look.”

No registration is required and entry is free.