Teachers and careers advisors are being given the opportunity to learn more about apprenticeships at a free training event organised by Learning Unlimited.
The aim is to show those who provide careers guidance that apprenticeships can be a real option for those making career choices after GCSEs. It will demonstrate that the apprenticeship route is as viable as the traditional academic routes. The event will take place at Learning Unlimited’s Derby offices on Pride Park on Wednesday 13 February. Advisors will get the chance to talk to the Learning Unlimited team as well as employers about the opportunities available to young people who choose the apprenticeship route.
They will also find out all about the possibilities open to those people interested in a career in the engineering industry. There will also be the chance to take a tour around the Derby campus and see what facilities are available within the engineering workshops at Learning Unlimited.
There have been many changes in apprenticeships over the past two years. Apprenticeships now cover choices ranging from business administration and engineering through to hospitality and catering, digital marketing, and IT and offer the opportunity to study right up to degree level.
The event will include a series of workshops that will cover information about recent changes made in apprenticeship funding and reforms. They will also look at how future workforces are being provided with the skills that employers are looking for. They will demonstrate how anyone considering an apprenticeship will be given high quality training leading to industry recognised qualifications.
James Lund, Business Development Manager at Learning Unlimited, said: “There are many options and opportunities available to young people these days that they’re not always aware of. Many people don’t know enough about apprenticeships and so don’t always consider it as a positive alternative to the traditional academic route.
“We hope that our event will demonstrate that apprenticeships offer many benefits. Apprentices earn a salary, learn job-specific skills and on completion gain a nationally recognised qualification.”