York’s 2014 Apprenticeship Challenge launches with recruitment event for young people

City of York Council will launch the second Apprenticeship Challenge with a professional Apprenticeship recruitment event on Thursday 27 February from 5pm to 8pm.

The event, which will take place at West Offices, looks to provide information on Apprenticeships for young people as well as offering the chance to meet with fifteen employers offering over 40 Higher and Advanced Apprenticeship vacancies. Training providers, along with The National Careers Service and the National Apprenticeship Service, will also be on hand to answer any questions relating to  Apprenticeships .

The occasion will also see the launch of the new York Apprenticeship Challenge campaign in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service. The campaign is seeking to raise awareness of the benefits of Apprenticeships to both businesses and young people and generate 100 pledges to create new Apprenticeships in 100 days.

Local businesses attending the event include Nestle, Burn & Co. (Solicitors), DE Ford (Insurance Brokers), PureNet (IT and Digital), ARUP (Civil Engineering) and BHP (Accountants), offering Advanced Apprenticeship vacancies that will commence after this year’s summer exams. Career opportunities are available in a wide range of areas including paralegal, accountancy, insurance, IT and digital, commercial, engineering, pharmacy, surveying and many more.

Anybody interested in an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship and wishing to attend the event on Thursday 27 February should contact:

E: york.apprenticeships@york.gov.uk orvisit the York Apprenticeships Facebook page (facebook.com/yorkapprenticeships)

Local businesses who would like to hire an apprentice can contact:

E: york.apprenticeships@york.gov.uk

T: Jo Burgess (York Apprenticeship Hub, City of York Council) – 07943 593449

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