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Events offer chance to find out about apprenticeships

Published on Friday, March 2, 2018

PEOPLE in Leicester will get the chance to find out more about local training opportunities as part of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March).


Leicester City Council’s Apprenticeship Hub has organised a series of events to bring together employers and people of all ages who could benefit from an apprenticeship.


On Monday (5 March), there’s a chance to find out about apprenticeships with the RAF. With more than 20 roles to choose from, and with a starting wage of £271 per week, RAF-delivered apprenticeships are rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. Secure your place at the RAF Apprenticeships event – which will be held at City Hall.


On Tuesday (6 March), a list of more than 100 apprenticeships will go live on the Apprenticeship Hub website, giving people the chance to browse what’s on offer before meeting recruiters face-to-face the following week.  Guaranteed interviews for over 100 apprenticeship opportunities will take place at the Hub100 recruitment event at City Hall on Wednesday 14 March.


An Apprenticeships Jobs Fair takes place at the Leicester Adult Education College on Belvoir Street on Wednesday (7 March). The fair will provide an opportunity to meet local recruiters and find out about local apprenticeship vacancies and how to apply for them.



Information about apprenticeship vacancies with city and county employers will be available at a drop-in session at Connexions on Wellington Street on Thursday (8 March). Pop in for one-to-one support and advice, and for assistance with apprenticeship applications. To guarantee a place at the Apprenticeships Access Point, call 0116 454 5771 or book your place.


And on Friday (9 March), there’s a chance to begin a career in engineering with an international logistics company.


DHL are looking for people to join their aircraft maintenance apprenticeships, with the opportunity to become fully qualified in pre-flight aircraft maintenance. Apprentices will work on DHL’s Boeing freight aircraft fleet at East Midlands Airport and gain a recognised aircraft industry maintenance engineering licence. Register your place at the event – which takes place at City Hall.


City Mayor Peter Soulsby, said: “These events give prospective apprentices of any age the chance to find out more about apprenticeships and whether they are right for them.


“This year’s event offers opportunities across all sectors, including apprenticeships that could lead to careers in engineering or a wide range of roles within the Royal Air Force.


“Apprenticeships offer great opportunities to young people and adults – and now we’re seeing even better prospects for those wanting to progress, thanks to the introduction of more degree-level apprenticeships.


“If an apprenticeship is the right choice for you, our Apprenticeship Hub will make it easy for you to meet potential employers and get you on your way to your chosen career.”


Hub100 recruitment events are held six or seven times a year. Samim Patel attended the last event in January – and found the experience really helped her confidence.


“I haven’t had a job interview for over 12 years, so I felt extremely nervous in the build-up to the interview,” she said.


“But the process was so easy, and I was made to feel so welcome and at ease, that I felt very comfortable during the interview.


“The skills I gained from the Hub100 interview, and the advice and information I was given, have made me feel much more confident.”


The city council’s Apprenticeship Hub helped around 400 people into apprenticeships last year.