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Go far during National Apprenticeship Week

News release 10110, published on 04 Feb 2022
Young people looking for exciting career opportunities are being encouraged to find out more about local schemes as part of a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week, which takes place between 7 and 13 February.

This year’s theme is ‘build the future’, with businesses and apprentices across the country invited to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Staff from Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council will be at Basingstoke College of Technology’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair between 4.30pm and 7pm on Monday 7 February, discussing apprenticeship opportunities available at the council and the support and training that apprentices receive.

The council currently has five apprentices working across a number of services including Economy and Culture, Human Resources, and Building Control.

Economy and Culture Degree Apprentice Emily Bartley said: “Doing an apprenticeship is a brilliant way of gaining experience, meeting like-minded apprentices and putting your new skills and knowledge into practice.

“There is such a wide variety of industries you can get involved in, with the opportunity to gain higher qualifications as you progress through your employment journey.”

As well as the BCoT event, anyone looking to find out more about apprenticeship opportunities or employing an apprentice can visit the Apprenticeship and Skills Partnership’s virtual surgery between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 9 February or drop into The Orchard between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 10 February to talk with members of the North Hants Employment Skills Zone about local apprenticeship and other training opportunities.

Acting Leader of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Cllr Simon Bound said: “It is so important to help young people in finding a career path that is right for them and supporting them into employment.

“Apprenticeships provide a unique opportunity to earn while you learn, gain first-hand industry experience, open up new career paths and can even enable you to go to university without taking on student debt.”

“For people who are wondering whether an apprenticeship could be the right fit for them, these events are the perfect way to find out more.”

For more information on apprenticeships, visit  www.basingstoke.gov.uk/national-apprenticeship-week  or   www.apprenticeships.gov.uk   and search #NAW2022 on social media.

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