Event helps young people learn more about apprenticeships
Published Wednesday, 24th April 2019
Young people are able to find out more about apprenticeships at a special event being held by Connexions and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.
Youngsters aged 15-19 were able to speak to advisors and experts to find the perfect individual training opportunity to get them started in a job or career.
There are apprenticeships available in all sorts of industries in Southend-on-Sea, including construction, factory work, catering and hairdressing. The event was also a chance for young people to register with recruitment agencies, look at local jobs available now, plus get help to write the perfect CV and interview tips.
Brin Martin, director of learning, said: “We want to pose the question, what can you become? The younger generations are the future and we want them to be active and involved with their town, including giving them knowledge of all the opportunities and career paths available to them.
“There are many different chances for prosperity within education and employment, and an apprenticeship is the perfect mesh of the two. Learning whilst on the job and being paid can be the perfect solution, especially to those young people who for whatever reason, may find academic learning and the studying environment more challenging.
“I’m really pleased this event was so well attended and would like to thank Connexions for their hard work and all the visiting speakers and exhibitors for their involvement.”
If you couldn’t attend, don’t worry. It’s not too late to find out about local apprenticeships by contacting Southend Connexions. The team offer free and impartial advice and guidance for all young people aged 13 to 19 in Southend on post-16 options. To find out more visit the Southend Connexions website or search for Southend Connexions on Facebook.
The event was held on Tuesday 23 April between 12 noon and 4pm, at the Tickfield Centre in Southend.
Exhibitors included: Eden Training, Southend Adult Community College, Central Training Group, Prince’s Trust, Southend United Football Club, Crown Vocational Training, South Essex College, RM Training Ltd, Disability Confident, Lifeskills, Catch22 and Department of Work and Pensions.