Catch the bus to an apprenticeship

From left, Kieran Gordon,  Chief Executive - GMCP;  Jette Burford, Principal, St Helens College; Debbie Brown, Director of Training and HR Services, St Helens Chamber; and Brendan Farrell, Head of HR - St Helens Council
From left, Kieran Gordon, Chief Executive - GMCP; Jette Burford, Principal, St Helens College; Debbie Brown, Director of Training and HR Services, St Helens Chamber; and Brendan Farrell, Head of HR - St Helens Council
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A SPECIAL bus to raise the profile of apprenticeships across St Helens visited the town last week.

Key partners across the area including St Helens College, St Helens Chamber, Connexions and St Helens Council joined forces to promote the benefits of apprenticeships in the borough.

Young people flocked to visit the Apprenticeship Bus, which was at St Helens College, town centre campus, on Tuesday.

The bus gave the chance for potential apprentices to chat to experts in this field and get advice about how best to go about searching for and gaining an apprenticeship.

Council Leader Barrie Grunewald said: “There are so many people who just need a chance to prove themselves, and apprenticeships are a great way for them to gain skills and earn the right to compete for a permanent job.

“St Helens is full of talented and hardworking young people.”

Apprentices can earn money whilst training and studying, and apprenticeships provide excellent career opportunities plus hands on experience in the workplace for a competitive edge. Applicants should be over 16 and not in full time education.

Jette Burford, College Principal said: “By all partners being committed and working together, we hope to help boost Apprenticeship uptake locally.”

For more information visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk or call 08000 150 600.