Apprenticeship Jobs FairSarah Bello talks to Astrid von Volckamer from Whittington Health NHS Trust at the Apprenticeship Jobs Fair.

Hundreds of people had the chance to find out more about career opportunities with top employers at an Apprenticeship Jobs Fair.

The event at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)’s Tottenham Centre to mark National Apprenticeship Week featured a host of national and local business and organisations.

Apprenticeships are actual jobs where you are paid while you learn, usually spending four days a week in the workplace and one day studying.

The fair on 8 March covered a wide range of industries, including catering, hospitality, construction, childcare, health and social care, engineering, engineering and finance.

Among the employers were Brown Eagle, Task Restaurant Group, Denbre, Hanover Building Services, Berkeley Group, Eagle Nursery, Next Steps, Camden Lodge, The Army, HMRC, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Whittington Health NHS Trust.

Sarah Bello, 41, who attended the fair, said: “I’ve been looking at a career in health or childcare. Today has been really useful. I’ve been able to get more information about the types of work you can do, see what suits me and how I can venture into it.”

Apprenticeship Jobs FairGabriel Lashley and Mohammad Juel find out about construction apprenticeships from David Charles of Hanover Building Services.

National Apprenticeship Week ran from 5-9 March and is a Government initiative that celebrates the success of apprenticeships while encouraging people to choose an apprenticeship as a pathway to a great career.

The event also coincided with National Careers Week, which runs from 5-10 March, to promote the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges.

Stav Aristotle-Hill, Apprenticeship Programme Manager at Berkeley Group, said: “Events like these are really beneficial for us.

“They give us the opportunity to interact with prospective apprentices who may not have considered an apprenticeship and find out about the property industry and what jobs they can do in it.”

The College also hosted an event earlier in the day specifically for students from local schools at its Enfield Centre featuring companies including Siemens, Bombardier and Hitachi.

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