Young people attended the Stockport Apprenticeships Store Information Evening just days after Stockport Council was shortlisted for a National Apprenticeship Award.
The event, hosted at Stockport Apprenticeship store, the country’s only independent apprenticeships hub, saw 44 people attend, including 22 potential apprentices. Reps from both the BBC and Salford City College attended to promote their apprenticeship opportunities, complementing the information offered by the Store.
Staff were also promoting the iDEA Award, a nationally recognised programme working to improve digital skills and knowledge at all ages.
Jon Hobson, of Salford City College, was enthusiastic, noting the “great candidates” he had met, interested in subjects from Construction to Computing to Healthcare. Three of these candidates have already been contacted about current vacancies.
David Longworth, representing BBC Apprenticeships on the night, noted how “these events are really important for employers to get the message about apprenticeships across to the next generation”.
Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Education said
“Apprenticeships offer a great route for people of all ages to work, learn and earn at the same time. With the introduction of over 500 new apprenticeships standards across a whole range of sectors, there has never been a better time to take up an apprenticeship. It was great to be able to help so many people explore their career options and take their next steps.”
The Stockport Apprenticeships Store at Stockport Exchange runs a drop-in Monday to Friday from 10:00-16:30 and can be contacted on 0161 474 4745 or by email