Event helps young people learn more about apprenticeships

Published Monday, 19th August 2019

Crowds of people at apprenticeship event.

Young people are able to find out more about apprenticeships at a special event being held by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

Youngsters aged 15+ are able to speak to advisors and experts to find the perfect individual training opportunity to get them started in a job or career at an apprenticeship information evening being held at The Forum, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea between 4 and 6pm on 4 September.

Along with having talks, there will be stalls showcasing apprenticeships that are available right now and in the future from some of the best apprenticeship schemes in the UK including Ernst and Young and PwC UK (top apprenticeship schemes in the UK) and other local and national businesses including:

  •          Ernst and Young LLP – Recruiting for 2020
  •          Guardian Doors
  •          Ipeco Holdings Ltd – Recruiting for 2020
  •          Morgan Sindall
  •          Natwest
  •          SECTA
  •          Southend United Community & Educational Trust
  •          Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  •          The Project Solver
  •          Clear Thinking IT
  •          Investment 20/20
  •          Britvic Soft Drinks – Recruiting for 2020 
  •          PwC UK – Recruiting for 2020
  •          Anglia Ruskin University
  •          Southend Adult Community College
  •          tchc
  •          USP College
  •          Futures for you
  •          Connexions
  •          Forward Motion
  •          STC group
  •          Central Training Group
  •          Crown Vocational Training
  •          South Essex College

Cllr Anne Jones, cabinet member for children and learning, said: “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 prefer not to take traditional academic pathways.

“I really hope many young people come along to this event and would like to thank the council’s economic development team for their hard work and all the visiting speakers and exhibitors for their involvement.”

There are four types of apprenticeship available in England: intermediate, advanced, higher or degree apprenticeships. Each level has different entry requirements, and each apprenticeship vacancy will specify what these are, along with the qualities the employer is looking for.

The event is free however attendees are asked to pre-register on the Eventbrite page.