Apprenticeship show opens the doors to a new career

It may soon be October half term for many, but what do you want to study or do as a career once school’s out for good?

If you are still not sure about your future, the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Show 2019 can help.

This year’s event will take place at Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium between 3:30pm-8pm on Thursday 17th October, providing an ideal opportunity to look at what training and job vacancies are currently available across the county.

Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Education and Skills, said: “Apprenticeships have proved really popular as a next step in Education across our county, and I’m really pleased that so many young people have had success through them. The number of opportunities that the county provides in this sector is really something we can be proud of. I’d encourage anyone who is considering their next step, to come along and see whether apprenticeships may be the best route for you.”

The show will look into a wide range of apprenticeship job roles and several sectors will be represented including engineering, construction, administration, hospitality, digital, sales and much more.

10,000 people in Worcestershire took up an apprenticeship last year, and there are now more than 240 different types of apprenticeship available.

Apprenticeships are nationally recognised and can help young people to gain qualifications and employability skills from level 2 (GCSE equivalent) through to Degree Level.

Qualifications in Apprenticeships are exactly the same as those done in full time education, but students can earn a wage as they learn and study.  Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice.

The Apprenticeship Show is organised by teams from both Worcestershire Apprenticeships and Worcestershire County Council and is funded by the European Social Fund.

For more information, including a quiz to find out which apprenticeship may be best for you, and to view the live vacancies currently available, please visit: www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk