Students and employers discover the value of apprenticeships
Young people and local employers came together to explore apprenticeship opportunities at an event arranged by East Hampshire District Council held at Horndean Technology College.
Students aged 15 and 16 came to find out more about what apprenticeships can offer them, while businesses were able to attract the next generation of employees at the Get East Hants Working Apprenticeship Fair, held on Wednesday 10 May.
The fair gave businesses such as Rolls Royce, the NHS, Bluebird Care, Abri and Morris Crocker accountants, the chance to meet with young people and inspire them about career opportunities within their industries.
East Hampshire District Council’s apprenticeship scheme, the Get East Hants Working initiative, offers financial support to businesses that take on apprentices, helping them meet the costs of training, travel and wages.
Its aim is to boost local employment, create jobs and grow businesses through support programmes. Since its launch is 2013, 60 apprenticeships have been created within 33 businesses within the district.
Clare Chester, EHDC's Director of Regeneration & Prosperity, said: “The apprenticeship fair presented a great opportunity for both young people and businesses in East Hampshire to come together and find out how apprenticeships can benefit them.
“We are proud to be able to support local businesses across the district and encourage them to take on apprentices and help develop the workforce of the future.”
You can find out more about the Get East Hants Working initiative and how EHDC supports apprenticeships by contacting Sarah Flamson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org