York to hold its sixth apprenticeship recruitment event

apprenticeYoung people will be able to find out about hundreds of apprenticeship vacancies with employers across York and the surrounding area, at City of York Council’s sixth York apprenticeship recruitment event later this month.

The recruitment event, which takes place at West Offices between 4pm and 7pm on Wednesday 24 August, the week after A Level results are announced, looks to highlight both the business benefits of hiring apprentices and the individual benefits of pursuing an Apprenticeship job with training.

The event will provide an opportunity for young people aged 16-24 and their parents to meet with recruiting employers as well as find out about alternative routes to Level 3 qualifications and university.

As well as the chance to speak to employers the event will also offer the opportunity for attendees to book one-to-one advice and guidance sessions to help them with their next steps after school or college.

The event will highlight apprenticeship vacancies across the city and its surrounding areas, from business and finance to marketing to hospitality, engineering, construction, law and childcare. Employers attending the event, both large and small, will include Crombe Wilkinson Solicitors, Simpson, Nestlé, the Royal Air Force, City of York Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, David Wilson Homes, Network Rail, Unity Health and many more who are looking to fill vacancies and share information on their apprenticeship schemes.

Training providers will also be available to discuss other York based apprenticeship vacancies and training opportunities so young people who attend this event are encouraged to bring their CV along as they speak to exhibitors about potential opportunities.

The last event, held in March during National Apprenticeship Week, proved popular with over 500 young people and parents attending.

Cllr Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council, with responsibility  for Economic Development said: “This ever-popular event offers the chance for young people to meet recruiting employers as well as support and advice on apprenticeship vacancies as they look to start their career. Young people are increasingly recognising that an apprenticeship has a great deal to offer in helping to build a successful career and can be of great benefit to businesses as well.

“We are happy to support young people and businesses with such events and as a council we are committed to helping businesses to create apprenticeships across the city with our York Apprenticeship Service which supports businesses across York. I hope many young people take the opportunity to visit what will be an informative and interesting event.”

For more information on the event please contact the City of York Council led York Apprenticeship Service on york.apprenticeships@york.gov.uk, call 01904 553732 or visit the York Apprenticeships page on Facebook.

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