Apprenticeship event showcases options available

Rob Waltham
Rob Waltham

North Lincolnshire Council is hosting an apprenticeship event next Thursday, October 26, between 9.30am and 12.30pm at The Pods in Scunthorpe.

Those looking for a specific apprenticeship are invited to go along to speak with local businesses and education providers to find out about current and upcoming vacancies.

The event will showcase the different types of apprenticeships on offer within North Lincolnshire for people of all ages.

So far, the following businesses confirmed attending the event:

British Steel

Humber Business Training Centre

North Lincolnshire Council Careers IAG (Information, Advice and Guidance) Team

North Lindsey College

Action Station

YH Training – Military prep course

Grimsby Institute

Army Career Centre Grimsby

Apprenticeships are job specific. They are achieved through a mixture of on and off the job training. They lead to qualifications and key skills and in most cases, they lead to a technical certificate.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Apprenticeships are a fantastic way of hitting the ground running and learning practical skills on the job. The council itself has supported over 150 apprentices through a wide range of roles and many have chosen to stay on with us after they have finished their apprenticeship.

“This event will highlight the options available for apprenticeships in North Lincolnshire. We want to raise the aspirations of our young people and show them that going to university and getting a degree is not the only way to get a good job; an apprenticeship can be a gateway to a prosperous career in lots of different areas.”

This event is part of the 2017 Festival of Skills and Opportunities. The festival hosts a range of events aimed at helping local people of all ages find their next course, job or career path. Over 3,500 people attended the free events as part of last year’s Festival of Skills and Opportunities.

For more information on this event, or the other events taking place as part of the festival, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/foso, email foso@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297302. You can join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #FOSO2017.