Youngsters get apprenticeship insight
By John Dickens • Published 16 Jul 2012 06:00 0 Comments
ENTHUSIASTIC youngsters were given an insight into apprenticeships from a wealth of business leaders.
More than 250 students and young people attended the Slough Apprenticeship Event, at the Copthorne Hotel, in Cippenham Lane, Slough, on Wednesday night. (4)
Workers from companies including British Airways, Slough Borough Council, Avco, Interserve, British Gas and Goldteam Recruitment dished out apprenticeship advice to the youngsters.
Nancy Lalor, from the East Berkshire Education Business Partnership (EBeB), who organised the event, said: "It was a great evening and we are really pleased with the enthusiasm from everyone who joined us, the foot fall through the door and the vast number of apprenticeship vacancies we have been able to bring to people's attention."
A series of presentations, led by Rachael Keely from EBeBP, also offered advice to youngsters and parents about post-16 learning.
Sarah McCaughterty, learning co-ordinator at Slough Borough Council, said: "This has been the busiest event that I have attended with a good variety of candidates."
Youngsters also attended one-to-one appointments with business leaders from Goldteam Recruitment, based in Farnham Road, Slough, who gave advice on interview techniques and CV writing.
Nikki Quelch, who attended from British Gas, added: "It was an excellent event, good turnout with a great amount of interest into the variety of apprenticeships available at British Gas."
For more information, or to be involved in the next event, contact Nancy Lalor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01753 502384.