As the areas largest provider of Apprenticeships, Selby College celebrated National Apprenticeship Week with a series of events aimed both at prospective Apprentices and employers including drop in sessions for current students and employers.
Selby College Business Services staff also visited local schools and Selby Job Centre to promote the programme.
As Julie Scott, Business Services Manager said, “Apprenticeships have always been a great way to learn particular skills on the job, whilst also enabling individuals to gain qualifications; earning a salary whilst they learn.”
Julie added, “The Apprenticeship programme has seen some substantial changes, with people of any age being able to access the funded support regardless of their prior qualifications. Individuals can also now study a new or advanced subject related to their job role whilst earning a salary.”
From April 2017, Apprenticeship funding is changing including the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. The government is putting control of the funding directly in the hands of employers.
The new reforms present fantastic opportunities for local businesses and the college is encouraging them to get in touch for a free consultation to see how taking on an apprentice could be an exciting new step for them. For more information about how Apprenticeships could benefit your business, please call Selby College Business Services Apprenticeship Team on Tel: 01757 211166.
Please see below a full list of drop in sessions held at Selby College:
Monday 6th March 12:00 – 14:00 Apprenticeships drop-in session in the refectory/ near the jobs board. Current students can come and ask any questions they have about apprenticeships, get help with applying etc.
Tuesday 7th March 12:00 – 13:30 drop-in session at Selby High School for students to find out more about doing an apprenticeship when they leave school
Tuesday 7th March 14:00 – 16:00 drop-in session at Selby Job Centre for local people to find out more about apprenticeships, what is available in the local area etc.
Wednesday 8th March 08:30 – 10:30 Employer Breakfast ‘Apprenticeship Information Session’ for local employers current & prospective (tickets still available - free)
Wednesday 8th March 12:00 – 14:00 drop-in session at Carleton High School nr Pontefract for students to find out more about doing an apprenticeship when they leave school
Thursday 9th March 12:00 – 14:00 Employer Event ‘Apprenticeship Information Session’ for local employers current & prospective (tickets still available - free)
Published: Wednesday 8 Mar 2017