College to hold information fairs as part of National Apprenticeships Week
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London will be holding two Apprenticeships Information Fairs as part of National Apprenticeship Week on Tuesday 8 February at its Enfield Centre and Wednesday 9 February at its Tottenham Centre. Both Fairs run from 3 â€“ 7pm.
At these drop-in sessions, members of the public, College students and school pupils will be able to find out about the wide range of apprenticeships on offer at the College and what a unique route to a great career, they can provide.
For 16 – 18 year olds, the College has fifty fast-track IT and Telecoms apprenticeships starting in February, as well as a number in Fashion and Railway Engineering. Apprentices who are recruited to these schemes earn up to £95 a week while at the same time gaining vital work experience.
Fifteen apprentices started with the College’s training partner Fashion Enter, which is based in Haringey this January and some have already got jobs with leading fashion retailers such as Asos. Fashion Enter are offering more places for February.
One of the College’s award winning apprentices, who works with Homes for Haringey, said of her apprenticeship: “My apprenticeship enabled me to change careers. As a plumber I feel I can provide better for my family.”
Apprenticeships are increasingly becoming a more attractive way to learn a trade. Further Education, Skills and Lifelong Learning Minister John Hayes champions them as leading to a successful career.
Jane O’Neill, Vice Principal at the College, said: “The Government has put apprenticeships at the heart of its skills strategy to encourage ambition and enterprise, and to help drive economic and social progress.”
Careers Advisers and advisers from the College’s own apprenticeship agency, Apprenticeships First, which matches apprentices with employers will be on hand for advice and guidance. College apprentices will also be available to talk about their experiences firsthand.
National Apprenticeships Week runs from 7 – 11 February.
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- Last Updated: 04 February 2011