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8th March 2018

On Wednesday 7th March, secondary schools from around the region visited Goole College for an apprenticeship and employers event, as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2018.

The event, supported by some of the biggest employers in the area provided school pupils with an opportunity to take part in a ‘Virtual Apprentice’ session and find out about the benefits of choosing this route for those who feel they want to go straight into work while learning at the same time.

An estimated 300+ pupils from around the region visited the college for sessions throughout the day which gave them the chance to get their hands on tools in the college’s Carpentry and Joinery workshops, experience other innovative technologies such as Virtual Welding and get a taster of what apprenticeships are available in areas such as Hairdressing and Health & Social Care.

The event, supported again by Andrew Percy MP, included companies such as BMW, DHL, Howdens Joinery, Goole Business Group, ABP, Tesco Distribution, providing advice and guidance on the skills and qualities employers are looking for, including tips on what to expect when entering the world of work.

Principal Caron Wright said, “Previous years Apprenticeship Events have always been an incredible success and really enjoyable events, and we hope this year’s visiting pupils enjoyed their experience as much as we enjoyed inviting them to Goole College. We’re extremely grateful for the support of local employers and Andrew Percy MP."

“The event gives our visitors a unique opportunity to meet in person with a number of high profile employers to understand the skills and qualities they look for in their employees and gain valuable advice on their career development.”

“Visitors could also find out more about Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Higher Apprenticeships, and the benefits of studying towards a vocational qualification while working and earning a wage at the same time.”