National Apprentices Week is coming

Wed 04 Mar 2015

All GCSE and A Level students in Milton Keynes are invited to learn what an apprenticeship is really like at the Milton Keynes College open event on Tuesday 10th March.

A specialist Apprenticeship Zone has been designed to give learners an opportunity to explore the wide variety of industries available at all levels right up to higher education including accounting, marketing and IT.

With leading local and national employers on hand to answer questions about what it is like to work for their organisations, prospective students have the opportunity to bust myths surrounding vocational learning and celebrate the benefits that apprenticeships can bring, both to businesses and to the career aspirations of the individuals undertaking them.

The event is part of the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, and is designed to celebrate the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the economy.

For 2015, the government aims to increase the number of SME workplaces offering apprenticeships from 124,000 (in the academic year 2013 to 2014) to 140,000 by the academic year 2015 to 2016. MK College works with a large number employers and currently has 650 apprentices in employment.

The Apprentice Zone at the Chaffron way campus will be open on Tuesday 10th March from 5.30pm – 8pm for all school leavers and their parents to explore. There will also be guest talks from employers and the opportunity to sign up for apprenticeship vacancies on the evening.

To register for the event, please see here.

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